Refuse



verb (used with object), refused, refusing.
1.
to decline to accept (something offered):
to refuse an award.
2.
to decline to give; deny (a request, demand, etc.):
to refuse permission.
3.
to express a determination not to (do something):
to refuse to discuss the question.
4.
to decline to submit to.
5.
(of a horse) to decline to leap over (a barrier).
6.
to decline to accept (a suitor) in marriage.
7.
Military. to bend or curve back (the flank units of a military force) so that they face generally to the flank rather than the front.
8.
Obsolete. to renounce.
verb (used without object), refused, refusing.
9.
to decline acceptance, consent, or compliance.
noun
1.
something that is discarded as worthless or useless; rubbish; trash; garbage.
adjective
2.
rejected as worthless; discarded:
refuse matter.
verb
1.
(transitive) to decline to accept (something offered): to refuse a present, to refuse promotion
2.
to decline to give or grant (something) to (a person, organization, etc)
3.
(when transitive, takes an infinitive) to express determination not (to do something); decline: he refuses to talk about it
4.
(of a horse) to be unwilling to take (a jump), as by swerving or stopping
5.
(transitive) (of a woman) to declare one’s unwillingness to accept (a suitor) as a husband
noun
1.

anything thrown away; waste; rubbish
(as modifier): a refuse collection

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