refuse noun

ADJ. domestic, household | uncollected

QUANT. heap, mound, pile

VERB + REFUSE dump People dump their refuse in the surrounding woods instead of taking it to the tip. | collect What day do they collect the refuse? | recycle

REFUSE + NOUN collection, disposal | bin | dump

refuse verb

ADV. adamantly, obstinately, resolutely, steadfastly, stoutly, stubbornly | categorically, flatly, point-blank, simply Gerard refused point-blank to co-operate. | pointedly The demand for an apology was pointedly refused. | politely | consistently

VERB + REFUSE can't/couldn't, can/could hardly They made me an offer I couldn't refuse. | be entitled to, have the right to Workers should be entitled to refuse to work under these conditions. | be/seem churlish to She offered them cups of tea and it seemed churlish to refuse.

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