Origin of refuse1
synonym study for refuse
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Other definitions for refuse (2 of 2)
Origin of refuse2
How to use refuse in a sentence
Thompson had urged Tyson to close the plant, but the company refused.Tyson Managers Allegedly Bet on How Many Meat Plant Workers Would Get COVID-19|Jaya Saxena|November 19, 2020|Eater
Furthermore, I refused to settle for just any über-tree, just any two-bit, run-of-the-mill megabody.
At the time, it followed national government policy, which refuses to pay compensation for damage related to climate change.
It said Dunleavy and Stevens were aware the attorney general had been sending inappropriate messages and inviting the woman to his home but had refused to sanction him.Junior Staffer Says Top Alaska Official Told Her to Keep Allegations of Misconduct Secret|by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News|November 18, 2020|ProPublica
There, even as doctors stitched his wounds, he continued to refuse pain medication.
And now Portland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are all suing Uber for refusing to play by their old regulatory playbooks.Why Do ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban Uber and AirBnB?|Adam Thierer, Christopher Koopman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The video showing cops piling on Eric Garner in Staten Island for refusing arrest elicited outrage across ideological lines.
Leto immersed himself in the role completely, slimming down to 116 pounds and refusing to break character on set.
By September 2013, rumors were leaking online that TRN was allegedly refusing to pay its talent.
He had as a helpful ally in this Adolf Hitler, who kept refusing to believe the Normandy landings were the main landings.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The court paid him the high compliment of refusing his suit, declaring that he had himself inflicted sufficient punishment.
I swung my horse around in his tracks and raced him back to the poplars, knowing what I would find, and yet refusing to believe.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Even old Mrs. Stott had to kill her own poultry for the market though she'd strap him well for refusing.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
Though we cannot do other duties perfectly, we would not be warranted in refusing to perform these.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
You need not fear to offend by refusing to take wine with a gentleman, even your host.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
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