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1. to decline to accept; reject

2.
a. to decline to do, give, or grant
b. to decline: with an infinitive object: to refuse to go

3.
a. to decline to accept or submit to (a command, etc.); decline to undergo
b. to decline to grant the request of (a person)

4. to stop short at (a fence, etc.), without jumping it: said of a horse

5. Obsolete to renounce

6. anything thrown away or rejected as worthless or useless; waste; trash; rubbish
I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fibre and liquids, and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination, indeed, everything and anything except me.

-Ellison, Ralph Waldo

Invisible Man, prologue.

The vital accessories to my work are my reference books, such as the complete Shakespeare and a prayer book, and a large refuse bin.

-Bainbridge, Dame Beryl Margaret

In The Guardian, 8 Aug.
by kenobi1985 December 28, 2010
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A deranged, poorly-planned attempt to seize power; particularly if an election does not turn out in your favor.
Disgraced attorney Rudy Giuliani’s face became drenched in sweat and hair dye as he invented evidence of widespread voter fraud during President Trump’s clown coup.
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To decline an offer outright. Does not apply to offers of motorbike rides.
She was asked to come on a motorbike ride and couldn't refuse.
by firnherder October 16, 2013
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Equals " Fuck no" Equals "Hell to the naw, Mother Fucker" Equals "Eat shit and die"
If ask or perceived anything that takes you off your course then you may refuse by answering with any of the aforementioned suggestions.
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