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Noun refuse has 1 sense
  1. garbage, refuse, food waste, scraps - food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
    --1 is a kind of waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product
Verb refuse has 6 senses
  1. refuse, decline - show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
    --1 is one way to react, respond
    Antonyms: accept, consent, go for
    Sample sentence:
    They refuse to move
  2. refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline - refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
    Antonyms: accept, take, have
    Derived form: noun refusal2
    Sample sentence:
    They refuse the money
  3. defy, resist, refuse - elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"
    --3 is one way to elude, escape
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  4. deny, refuse - refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance"
    --4 is one way to keep, hold on
    Derived form: noun refusal1
    Sample sentence:
    They refuse them the money
  5. resist, reject, refuse - resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"
    --5 is one way to react, respond
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  6. reject, turn down, turn away, refuse - refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"
    Derived form: noun refusal1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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