Definitions for refuse

Definitions for (noun) refuse

Main entry: scraps, food waste, garbage, refuse

Definition: food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)

Definitions for (verb) refuse

Main entry: refuse, decline

Definition: show unwillingness towards

Usage: he declined to join the group on a hike

Main entry: deny, refuse

Definition: refuse to let have

Usage: She denies me every pleasure; he denies her her weekly allowance

Main entry: turn down, decline, pass up, refuse, reject

Definition: refuse to accept

Usage: He refused my offer of hospitality

Main entry: refuse, reject, turn away, turn down

Definition: refuse entrance or membership

Usage: They turned away hundreds of fans; Black people were often rejected by country clubs

Main entry: defy, refuse, resist

Definition: elude, especially in a baffling way

Usage: This behavior defies explanation

Main entry: refuse, reject, resist

Definition: resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

Usage: His body rejected the liver of the donor

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