Translation: from spanish

to refuse to do sth

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  • refuse — UK US /rɪˈfjuːz/ verb [I or T] ► to say that you will not do or accept something: refuse an offer/request/invitation »The government proposes to cut unemployment benefits to those who refuse job offers. refuse sb sth »The company was forced to… …   Financial and business terms

  • refuse — re|fuse1 W1S2 [rıˈfju:z] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: refuser, from Latin refundere to pour back ] 1.) to say firmly that you will not do something that someone has asked you to do ▪ She asked him to leave, but he refused. refuse to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • refuse — 1 /rI fju:z/ verb 1 (I) to say or show that you will not do something that someone has asked you to do: I m sure if you ask her to help you, she won t refuse. | refuse to do sth: I refuse to take part in anything that s illegal. | flatly… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • turn sb/sth down — UK US turn sb/sth down Phrasal Verb with turn({{}}/tɜːn/ verb [I or T] ► to refuse an offer, a job, or a request: »The rival energy company s bid of 640p a share was turned down. turn sb down for sth »He was turned down for the job because of… …   Financial and business terms

  • turn sth down — UK US turn sb/sth down Phrasal Verb with turn({{}}/tɜːn/ verb [I or T] ► to refuse an offer, a job, or a request: »The rival energy company s bid of 640p a share was turned down. turn sb down for sth »He was turned down for the job because of… …   Financial and business terms

  • knock sb/sth back — UK US knock sb/sth back Phrasal Verb with knock({{}}/nɒk/ verb [T] ► to have a bad effect on someone or something, especially by stopping them from achieving something: »Disappointing results from the company knocked its shares back to just 51p.… …   Financial and business terms

  • knock sth back — UK US knock sb/sth back Phrasal Verb with knock({{}}/nɒk/ verb [T] ► to have a bad effect on someone or something, especially by stopping them from achieving something: »Disappointing results from the company knocked its shares back to just 51p.… …   Financial and business terms

  • press sth on sb — UK US press sth on sb Phrasal Verb with press({{}}/pres/ verb [I or T] ► to give something to someone and not allow them to refuse to accept it: »I didn t want any payment for what I had done, but he pressed the money on me …   Financial and business terms

  • stand pat on sth — stand pat (on sth) ► US to refuse to change a decision or the way you do something: »The party is standing pat on the issue of immigration reform. Main Entry: ↑stand …   Financial and business terms

  • turn your back on sth — ► to refuse to be involved in something that you were previously involved in: »He said the country could not turn its back on globalization. Main Entry: ↑turn …   Financial and business terms

  • ˌturn sth ˈdown — phrasal verb 1) to refuse to accept an offer or request How could you turn down such a fantastic job?[/ex] 2) to reduce the amount of sound, heat, or light that is produced by a piece of equipment, by pressing a button or by moving a switch Ant:… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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