items or material that have been discarded
- (transitive) To decline (a request or demand).
- My request for a pay rise was refused.
- I refuse to listen to this nonsense any more.
- Bible, Isa. i. 20
- If ye refuse […] ye shall be devoured with the sword.
2011 September 27, Alistair Magowan, “Bayern Munich 2 - 0 Man City”, BBC Sport:
- City were outclassed thereafter and Roberto Mancini said that substitute Carlos Tevez refused to play.
- (intransitive) To decline a request or demand, forbear; to withhold permission.
- I asked the star if I could have her autograph, but she refused.
- (military) To throw back, or cause to keep back (as the centre, a wing, or a flank), out of the regular alignment when troops are about to engage the enemy.
- to refuse the right wing while the left wing attacks
- (obsolete, transitive) To disown.
- Refuse thy name.
- (decline): decline, reject, nill, say no to, turn down, veto, withsake
- (decline a request or demand): say no, forbear
(transitive) decline (request, demand)
(intransitive) decline a request or demand