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Refuse

Meanings and phrases

refuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. food that is discarded (as from a kitchen); garbage; food waste; scraps

refuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. show unwillingness towards; decline
  2. refuse to accept; reject; pass up; turn down; decline
  3. elude, especially in a baffling way; defy; resist
  4. refuse to let have; deny
  5. refuse entrance or membership; reject; turn down; turn away
  6. resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; resist; reject

refuse collector

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. someone employed to collect and dispose of refuse; garbage man; garbageman; garbage collector; garbage carter; garbage hauler; dustman

refuse heap

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an accumulation of refuse and discarded matter; garbage heap; junk heap; rubbish heap; scrapheap; trash heap; junk pile; trash pile

refuse collection

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • 94.9% of households have regular refuse collection service.
  • Allerdale Borough Council provides refuse collection, streetlighting, and other modern amenities.
  • Infrastructure and services run by the council include: clearing snow in winter, city wardens, maintaining parks, refuse collection, sewage, street cleaning and street lighting.

not refuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The appellate court cannot refuse to listen to the appeal.
  • He then received an offer that he simply could not refuse.
  • "It's a great shock to me because I did not refuse to go to camp.

refuse to accept

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Rory and Amy refuse to accept their fate and flee to the roof.
  • Initially, the families refuse to accept them but finally come around.
  • As that comes to an end, he leaves us a lesson: to refuse to accept any injustice."

right to refuse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She also has the right to refuse to live with her husband's father, mother and siblings.
  • Liberal governments, for their part, have long adhered to the view that the Governor General does not have the right to refuse dissolution from the prime minister.
  • Finally, in the event that the king failed to abide by the laws of the state, or tried to limit or question nobles’ privileges, they had the right to refuse the king's commands, and to oppose him by force of arms.
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