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The act of repulsing or the state of being repulsed:
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  1. The act of repulsing or the state of being repulsed:
  2. Rejection; refusal:
  3. A refusal, rejection, or rebuff
A deliberate slight or affront.
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  1. A deliberate slight or affront.
  2. (Nautical) A sudden checking, as of a rope or cable running out.
  3. Scornful, slighting action or treatment; affront
A severe, formal or official reproof; reprehension, rebuke, private or public.
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  1. A severe, formal or official reproof; reprehension, rebuke, private or public.
  2. A severe, formal, or official rebuke or censure.
  3. A severe or formal rebuke, esp. by a person in authority
The state of being rejected.
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  1. The state of being rejected.
  2. (Sports) a blocked shot
  3. The act of rejecting.
To decline to grant the request of (a person)
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  1. To decline to grant the request of (a person)
  2. To indicate unwillingness to do, accept, give, or allow:
  3. To decline to do, accept, give, or allow something.
To offer resistance to; fight against:
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  1. To offer resistance to; fight against:
  2. (Physics) To present an opposing force to; push back or away from by a force:
  3. To drive off, or offer an opposing force to, something
To dismiss, turn down, or frustrate the expectations of.
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  1. To dismiss, turn down, or frustrate the expectations of.
  2. To check suddenly the outward movement of (a rope, cable, etc.) by turning it around a fixed object, as a post
  3. (Obs.) To check or interrupt with sharp or slighting words
To refuse to accept or recognize; reject:
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  1. To refuse to accept or recognize; reject:
  2. To direct or allow to leave:
  3. To send away; cause or allow to leave
To deny the truth of (a charge, etc.)
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  1. To deny the truth of (a charge, etc.)
  2. To refuse to accept or support; deny the validity or authority of (a belief, a treaty, etc.)
  3. To disown (a child, for example).
To show contempt or disdain in refusing or rejecting
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  1. To show contempt or disdain in refusing or rejecting
  2. To refuse or reject with contempt or disdain; scorn
  3. To reject something contemptuously.
(Idiomatic) To send to a particular place for a long time, as a family member, an employee, etc.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To send to a particular place for a long time, as a family member, an employee, etc.
To avert or deflect something
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  1. To avert or deflect something
  2. (Intransitive) to bend or turn from a fixed course
  3. (Intransitive) to rotate the body or head so as not to face someone or something
(Law) To reject (a bill of indictment) for lack of evidence
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  1. (Law) To reject (a bill of indictment) for lack of evidence
  2. To disregard deliberately; pay no attention to; refuse to consider
To treat (someone) with discourteous reserve or inattention:
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  1. To treat (someone) with discourteous reserve or inattention:
  2. (Military, of a fortification) To render no longer defensible by full or partial demolition.
  3. To treat as of small importance; make light of:
To pay little or no attention to
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  1. To pay little or no attention to
  2. To treat without due respect; slight
  3. To show no evidence of attention concerning (something):
To speak to in disapproval; rebuke
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  1. To speak to in disapproval; rebuke
  2. To express disapproval of (something done or said); censure
  3. To express disapproval to (someone); criticize:
To blame or scold in a sharp way; reprimand
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  1. To blame or scold in a sharp way; reprimand
  2. To express sharp criticism regarding (an act, for example):
  3. (Obsolete) To check or repress.
To set against; place opposite, in balance or contrast
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  1. To set against; place opposite, in balance or contrast
  2. To present in counterbalance or contrast:
  3. To set as an opposite in position:
To express disapproval.
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  1. To express disapproval.
  2. To scold mildly so as to correct or improve; reprimand:
  3. To scold; now, usually, to reprove mildly
To drive back; repel:
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  1. To drive back; repel:
  2. (Usage Problem) To cause repugnance or distaste in:
  3. To repel with discourtesy, coldness, indifference, etc.; refuse, reject, or rebuff
To carry or conduct across something:
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  1. To carry or conduct across something:
  2. To pass over; go from one side to the other of; go across
  3. To make or put a line across:
To refuse to accept or do something, esp. in a way that is formally polite
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  1. To refuse to accept or do something, esp. in a way that is formally polite
  2. To refuse politely:
  3. To refuse, esp. in a formally polite way
To refuse to cooperate with, submit to, etc.
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  1. To refuse to cooperate with, submit to, etc.
  2. To take action in opposition to; try to eliminate, reduce, or stop:
  3. To oppose or withstand something; offer resistance
To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper.
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  1. To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper.
  2. To refuse to allow; reject as untrue, invalid, or illegal
(Idiomatic) To reposition by turning, flipping, etc. in a downward direction.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To reposition by turning, flipping, etc. in a downward direction.
  2. (Idiomatic) To refuse, decline, or deny.
  3. (Idiomatic) To reduce the amount of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.
To form by penetrating, probing, or digging:
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  1. To form by penetrating, probing, or digging:
  2. To go directly and often hastily:
  3. To make out and issue:
To depart with a sweeping motion.
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  1. To depart with a sweeping motion.
  2. (Idiomatic) To disregard (something), to dismiss or ignore (someone), as unimportant.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see brush,‎ off. To remove something with a brush.
(Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
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  1. (Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
(Idiomatic) To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
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  1. (Idiomatic) To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
  2. (Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
To stay or cause to stay at a distance (from).
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  1. To stay or cause to stay at a distance (from).
A movie at a given stage in its editing:
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  1. A movie at a given stage in its editing:
  2. A part that has been cut from a main body:
  3. A reduction:
A deliberate slight or affront.
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  1. A deliberate slight or affront.
  2. Scornful, slighting action or treatment; affront
  3. (Nautical) A sudden checking, as of a rope or cable running out.
A contemptuous rejection.
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  1. A contemptuous rejection.
  2. Scornful treatment or rejection
  3. (Archaic) A kick
(Idiomatic) A deliberate act of disrespect; a slight or snub
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  1. (Idiomatic) A deliberate act of disrespect; a slight or snub
  2. (Informal) Deliberate indifference or coldness; a slight, rebuff, or snub
  3. Deliberate coldness or disregard; a slight or a snub:
An intentional slight; a snub.
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  1. An intentional slight; a snub.
  2. (Informal) A passing by; esp., an intentional disregard or slight
  3. A passing without notice; intentional neglect; thrusting away.
To separate into parts with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
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  1. To separate into parts with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
  2. To form or shape by severing or incising:
  3. To perform:
To avoid, especially persistently.
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  1. To avoid, especially persistently.
  2. To stay away from; not go to:
  3. To keep away from; avoid scrupulously or consistently, often, specif., as a practice by a group against a co-worker, coreligionist, etc. who has fallen out of favor
To treat with scorn, contempt, disdain, etc.; behave coldly toward; slight or ignore
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  1. To treat with scorn, contempt, disdain, etc.; behave coldly toward; slight or ignore
  2. (Nautical) To check the movement of (a rope or cable running out) by turning it quickly about a post or cleat.
  3. To dismiss, turn down, or frustrate the expectations of.
To show contempt or disdain in refusing or rejecting
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  1. To show contempt or disdain in refusing or rejecting
  2. (Archaic) To kick at or tread on disdainfully.
  3. (Archaic) To push or drive away contemptuously with or as with the foot
To slight or snub (someone).
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  1. To slight or snub (someone).
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