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Refuse Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
  • show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
  • refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance"
  • refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
  • refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"
  • elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"
  • resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Refuse'

  • I Refuse to Lose: "I Refuse to Lose" is a song recorded by James Brown. Released as a single in 1976, it charted #47 R&B. It also appeared on the album Get Up Offa That
  • Refuse To Bend: Refuse To Bend (17 March 2000 – 10 February 2012) was Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. Refuse To Bend was a bay horse with a white star and white socks
  • Refuse/Resist: Refuse/Resist is Sepultura's third EP, released in 1994. The title song, also included as a single off the album Chaos A.D., is one of the band's best-known
  • How Can I Refuse?: "How Can I Refuse" is a song recorded by the rock band Heart. It was released in 1983 as the first single from the band's seventh studio album Passionworks
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: An Offer You Can't Refuse may refer to: An Offer You Can't Refuse (album), an album by A Change of Pace An Offer You Can't Refuse (novel), a novel by Jill
  • Refuse-derived fuel: Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) or solid recovered fuel / specified recovered fuel (SRF) is a fuel produced by shredding and dehydrating solid waste (MSW) with

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* On his deathbed Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuse are for all -- the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved. - Mark Twain

* There are some books that refuse to be written. They stand their ground year after year and will not be persuaded. It isn't because the book is not there and worth being written -- it is only because the right form of the story does not present itself. There is only one right form for a story and if you fail to find that form the story will not tell itself. - Mark Twain

* People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly. - Brendan Francis

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