it was an offer he couldn't refuseera una oferta que no podía rechazar or rehusar;the patient has the right to refuse treatmentel paciente tiene derecho a negarse a someterse a tratamiento;he was devastated when she refused himestaba desolado cuando ella lo rechazó;she refused their invitation to stay to dinnerrechazó or no aceptó su invitación para quedarse a cenar;he never refuses a drinknunca dice que no a una copa
I regret to have to refuse your invitationhe offered me a second drink which I refused
to refuse to do sth[+person]negarse a hacer algo;he refused to comment after the trialse negó a or rehusó hacer comentarios después del juicio;my legs refused to functionmis piernas se negaban a funcionar
the French refused to consider the proposalwe pushed with all our might but /the car refused to budge/I refuse to believe it
the police refused permission for the marchla policía denegó el permiso or les negó el permiso para hacer la marcha;to refuse sb sth(gen)negar algo a algn;(officially)denegar algo a algn;they were refused permission to leaveles negaron autorización para salir;I was refused entry to Malawime denegaron la entrada a Malaui;they can refuse her nothingno le pueden negar nada
he was refused burial in consecrated groundonly the president could refuse him a loanshe was refused access to her childrenthe United States has refused him a visato refuse [o.s.] sthhe refused himself the indulgence of another cakewhy should I refuse myself a treat now and again?
I don't see how I can refuseno veo cómo puedo negarme
I asked her to help but she refusedI asked for my money back but they refusedhe expects me to stay on here and /I can hardly refuse/he fought only because his pension would be jeopardized if he refused.Prince Faisal demanded that the police officer should be put to death. The King refused.
the rider is penalised by 4 points every time the horse refuses
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the District Council made a weekly collection of refusethe pool was half filled with refuseshe picked her way past the piles of uncollected refuse