Meaning of refuse

Definition of refuse

(noun) food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
(verb) show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"
refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance"
resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"
refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

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