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verb [transitive] formal rebuff pronunciation in American English /rɪˈbʌf/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrebuff
he/she/itrebuffs
present participlerebuffing
past tenserebuffed
past participlerebuffed

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rebuff

 rebuff pronunciation in American English  noun [countable]
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pluralrebuffs

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