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Meaning of rebuff

re•buff

Pronunciation: (n.ri-buf', rē'bufv.ri-buf'), [key]
— 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.
  1. to give a rebuff to; check; repel; refuse; drive away.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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