One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he spurned the offer of a drink’
refuse, decline, say no to, reject, rebuff, scorn, turn down, turn away, repudiate, treat with contempt, disdain, look down one's nose at, despise
snub, slight, disown, jilt, repulse, repel, dismiss, brush off, turn one's back on
give someone the cold shoulder, cold-shoulder, ignore, cut, cut dead, look right through
informal turn one's nose up at, give someone the brush-off, tell someone where to get off, put down, freeze out, stiff-arm, kick in the teeth
British informal knock back
North American informal give someone the bum's rush, give someone the brush
Australian informal snout
informal, dated give someone the go-by
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