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A spokesman denied that the company had acted irresponsibly.
He still denies murdering his wife.
Both men have denied the allegations.
All three athletes vehemently deny taking the drug.
Officials have repeatedly denied the existence of a secret report.
He has denied rumours that he is having an affair with a government minister.
Officials continue to deny that drug use is widespread in the sport.
Doctors were accused of denying treatment to older patients.
He had been denied the right to speak to his lawyer.
There are parents who refuse to deny their children anything.
This is the British English definition of deny. View American English definition of deny.
an extra sail sometimes fitted on the front of a boat used for racing
to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …add a word
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