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give a rebuff

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  • rebuff — rebuffable, adj. rebuffably, adv. n. /ri buf , ree buf/; v. /ri buf /, n. 1. a blunt or abrupt rejection, as of a person making advances. 2. a peremptory refusal of a request, offer, etc.; snub. 3. a check to action or progress. v.t. 4. to give a …   Universalium

  • rebuff — re•buff [[t]rɪˈbʌf[/t]] n. 1) a blunt or abrupt rejection, as of unwelcome advances 2) a peremptory refusal of a request, offer, etc 3) a check to action or progress 4) to give a rebuff to; check; repel • Etymology: 1580–90; < MF rebuffer < …   From formal English to slang

  • rebuff — /rəˈbʌf / (say ruh buf) noun 1. a blunt or abrupt check, as to one making advances. 2. a peremptory refusal of a request, offer, etc.; a snub. 3. a check to action or progress. –verb (t) 4. to give a rebuff to; check; repel; refuse; drive away.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rebuff — n. & v. n. 1 a rejection of one who makes advances, proffers help or sympathy, shows interest or curiosity, makes a request, etc. 2 a repulse; a snub. v.tr. give a rebuff to. Etymology: obs. F rebuffe(r) f. It. ribuffo, ribuffare, rabbuffo,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rebuff — [n] turning away; ignoring brushoff*, check, cold shoulder*, cut, defeat, denial, discouragement, go by*, hard time*, insult, kick in the teeth*, nix*, nothing doing*, opposition, rebuke, refusal, rejection, reprimand, repulse, slight, snub,… …   New thesaurus

  • rebuff — 1. verb his offer was rebuffed Syn: reject, turn down, spurn, refuse, decline, repudiate; snub, slight, repulse, repel, dismiss, brush off, give someone the cold shoulder; informal give someone the brush off, give someone the bum s rush, freeze… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • rebuff — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. snub, slight, cut; repulse, rout, check. See failure. v. t. repel, repulse; snub, cut, slight, high hat (sl.), cold shoulder (sl.). See rejection, repulsion. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. repulse, snub,… …   English dictionary for students

  • give somebody the brush-off — verb To rebuff, snub or curtly reject someone. I asked three different clerks, and they all gave me the brush off. Syn: give somebody the run around, give somebody the cold shoulder …   Wiktionary

  • give someone the cold shoulder — SNUB, shun, cold shoulder, ignore, cut (dead), rebuff, spurn, ostracize; informal give someone the brush off, freeze out; Brit. informal send to Coventry; N. Amer. informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Give the arse — reject or rebuff (someone); dismiss from employment …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • give the arse — Australian Slang reject or rebuff (someone); dismiss from employment …   English dialects glossary


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