verb (used with object), re·fused, re·fus·ing.
verb (used without object), re·fused, re·fus·ing.
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Origin of refuse1
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Examples from the Web for refusing
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.
Refusing to say who she voted for in 2008 and 2012 has hurt Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.And Now Mitch McConnell Is the ‘Pro-Woman’ Candidate!|Eleanor Clift|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As you should know by now, Grimes has been refusing to say whether she voted for President Obama.How Red-State Democrats Can Throw Obama Under the Bus|Michael Tomasky|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then if she doesn't refuse you, you'll be quite justified in refusing her.Parlous Times|David Dwight Wells
The ground for refusing to permit him to continue his address was stated to be irrelevancy to the question at issue.The Awakening|Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
No man ever did God's work in the world by refusing to help himself.The Romance Of Giovanni Calvotti|David Christie Murray
They refusing to be entrapped, and keeping their front unbroken, Breckenridge sent me to General Johnson for new instructions.Thirteen Months in the Rebel Army|William G. Stevenson
It would merely goad Interplanetary Power into withdrawing, refusing to service the domed cities on the moons.Empire|Clifford Donald Simak
British Dictionary definitions for refusing (1 of 2)
Derived forms of refuserefusable, adjectiverefuser, noun
Word Origin for refuse
British Dictionary definitions for refusing (2 of 2)
- anything thrown away; waste; rubbish
- (as modifier)a refuse collection