Part of speech: verb

To decline; reject; deny; repel.

Part of speech: verb

To fuse again.

Part of speech: adjective

Rejected as worthless.

Part of speech: noun

Anything worthless; rubbish.

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Usage examples "refuse":

  1. And if I refuse to speak to- night? - "First Person Paramount", Ambrose Pratt.
  2. If they try to refuse, then it will be for him to take me against their will. - "Indian Summer", William D. Howells.
  3. And by what right do you refuse me? - "Clementina", A.E.W. Mason.