refuse to do

refuse to do something

to reject doing something; to reject a request to do something. I absolutely refuse to go there! We all refused to break the law.
See also: refuse
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If they refuse to do anything, the member religious should cancel their membership.
Our tax dollars should be spent here, but I refuse to do it.
Other readers felt the center should refuse to do the test.
In a ``free and open market,'' workers can't refuse to do their jobs, as the Teamsters have done, and expect to remain employed at day's end.
would refuse to do its job and rule on constitutional law that has been interpreted two different ways by two lower courts.
He can laugh loudly on command to demonstrate his points, which is something many people refuse to do.