[+offer, gift, payment] refuser
→ He offered me a second drink which I refused.
→ I had to refuse his gift of a gold watch.
to refuse treatment
[patient] refuser le traitement
→ The patient has the right to refuse treatment.
to refuse permission for sth refuser d'autoriser qch
→ The town council had refused permission for the march.
to refuse sb sth refuser qch à qn
→ The United States has refused him a visa.
→ He expects me to stay on here and I can hardly refuse
to refuse to do sth refuser de faire qch
→ He refused to comment after the trial.
(=rubbish) ordures fpl → Kent County Council encourages people to recycle their refuse.
n poubelle f
n (in building)
vide-ordures m inv
n ramassage m des ordures
→ There is a regular refuse collection from the campsite on Wednesdays and Fridays.
n éboueur (-euse) m/f
n traitement m des ordures
n décharge f (publique)
refuse lorry , (British) refuse truck
n benne f à ordures