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1 refuse

Food that is discarded (as from a kitchen).

synonyms: food waste, garbage, scraps.

Roget 782: relinquishment, abandonment etc. (of a course) 624; renunciation, expropriation, dereliction; cession, surrender, dispensation; quitclaim deed; resignation ... show more

Roget 645: inutility; uselessness etc. adj.; inefficacy, futility; ineptitude, inaptitude; unsubservience; inadequacy etc. (insufficiency) 640; inefficiency, ... show more

Roget 671: escape, scape; avolation, elopement, flight; evasion etc. (avoidance) 623; retreat; narrow escape, hairbreadth escape; close call; ... show more

Roget 40: remainder, residue; remains, remanent, remnant, rest, relic; leavings, heeltap, odds and ends, cheesepairings, candle ends, orts; residuum; ... show more

Roget 643: unimportance, insignificance, nothingness, immateriality.    triviality, levity, frivolity; paltriness etc. adj.; poverty; smallness etc. 32; ... show more

Dutch: vuilnis


1 refuse

Show unwillingness towards.

synonym: decline.

Roget 603: be unwilling etc. adj.; nill; dislike etc. 867; grudge, begrudge; not be able to find it in one's heart to, not have the stomach to.    demur, stick at, scruple, ... show more

Dutch: refuseren, verdommen, verdraaien, verrekken, vertikken, weigeren

2 refuse

Refuse to accept:
— He refused my offer of hospitality.

synonyms: decline, pass up, reject, turn down.

Roget 764: refuse, reject, deny, decline, turn down; nill, negative; refuse one's assent, withhold one's assent; shake the head; close the hand, close the purse; grudge, begrudge, ... show more

Dutch: afwijzen, weigeren

3 refuse

Elude, especially in a baffling way.

synonyms: defy, resist.

4 refuse

Refuse to let have.

synonym: deny.

Roget 536: deny; contradict, contravene; controvert, give denial to, gainsay, negative, shake the head.    disown, disaffirm, disclaim, disavow; recant etc. ... show more

5 refuse

Resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ.

synonyms: reject, resist.

Dutch: afstoten

6 refuse

Refuse entrance or membership.

synonyms: reject, turn away, turn down.

Moby thesaurus: abjure, afterglow, afterimage, balance, ban, bar, be unmoved, be unwilling, beat back, beg off, bilge, bilgewater, bones, brush aside, brush off, butt, butt end, candle ends, carrion, castaway ... show more.

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