To deny, as a request, demand, invitation, or command; to decline to do or grant.
- To indicate unwillingness to do, accept, give, or allow: She was refused admittance. He refused treatment.
- To indicate unwillingness (to do something): refused to leave.
- To decline to jump (an obstacle). Used of a horse.
- To decline to do, accept, give, or allow something.
- Items or material discarded or rejected as useless or worthless; trash or rubbish.