how to pronounce refuse


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the above transcription of refuse is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

refuse is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of refuse pronunciation

An example use of refuse in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and then refuse to empty them very …”

meaning of refuse

Refuse means to reject or refuse something offered or proposed.

refuse frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word refuse occurs in english on average 22.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics refuse can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that refuse can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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