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Definition of refuse:

  1. Refusal.
  2. Refused; rejected; hence; left as unworthy of acceptance; of no value; worthless.
  3. That which is refused or rejected as useless; waste or worthless matter.
  4. To decline to accept; to reject; to deny the request or petition of; as, to refuse a suitor.
  5. To deny compliance; not to comply.
  6. To deny, as a request, demand, invitation, or command; to decline to do or grant.
  7. To disown.
  8. To throw back, or cause to keep back ( as the center, a wing, or a flank), out of the regular aligment when troops ar about to engage the enemy; as, to refuse the right wing while the left wing attacks.


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