verb (used with object), re·fused, re·fus·ing.
verb (used without object), re·fused, re·fus·ing.
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Definition for refuse (2 of 2)
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Example sentences from the Web for refuse
The ruling itself won’t matter too much—the US can appeal it, and because the US is refusing to appoint new members to the WTO’s appellate board, the end result is legal limbo.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said earlier this month that Democrats refuse to go below $2 trillion.Congress likely to ax second round of stimulus checks, according to Goldman Sachs forecast|Lance Lambert|September 8, 2020|Fortune
Some customers refuse to dine altogether if they can’t be seated outside.
So, in 2017, Coel walked away from a $1 million offer by Netflix to buy the rights to I May Destroy You after the streaming giant refused to include copyright royalties in the deal.
What we can say about younger audiences is that they refuse to define themselves by any media brand.‘Not enough money to go around’: US digital-media publishers curb international expansion|Lucinda Southern|August 26, 2020|Digiday
And now to this list of New York pols who refuse to go away, it may be possible to add another name: Vito Fossella.Will Dirty Pol Vito Fossella Replace Dirty Pol Michael Grimm?|David Freedlander|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I tell them they are ruining their life, but I will not refuse to do it,” Bensoussan said.
I refuse to be repeatedly mistreated especially by someone who claims to love me.The Chris Brown vs. Drake Feud Continues: Brown Claims Ex GF Karrueche Tran Cheated with Drizzy|Marlow Stern|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They expel difficult students and refuse to admit students that public schools have to admit—like kids with disabilities.Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools|Zephyr Teachout|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To all of you refuse to believe that a beloved actor could do this, you are wrong.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004|Marlow Stern|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are many men amongst us who, in Scripture phrase, refuse to hear the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
With his besom he began to scrub the refuse out of every corner.Aspects and Impressions|Edmund Gosse
He went further and declared that he would defy any jury in England to refuse him his money.Framley Parsonage|Anthony Trollope
If you refuse this, consent to pay tribute, and be under us forthwith.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
There was clearly nothing for it but absolute neutrality; he must refuse both requests.A Change of Air|Anthony Hope
British Dictionary definitions for refuse (1 of 2)
Derived forms of refuserefusable, adjectiverefuser, noun
Word Origin for refuse
British Dictionary definitions for refuse (2 of 2)
- anything thrown away; waste; rubbish
- (as modifier)a refuse collection