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refuse

verb [I or T]
 
 
/rɪˈfjuːz/
to say that you will not do or accept something: refuse an offer/request/invitation The government proposes to cut unemployment benefits to those who refuse job offers.refuse sb sth The company was forced to close when it was refused a new bank loan.refuse to do sth Some big brand wines are refusing to accept supermarket price reductions.
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