reject:To refuse as lover , spouse , or friend; to rebuff; to deny acceptance, love , etc.; to cast off .
SYNONYMS: blackball; burn ; cash out ; cashier; cast aside; cast off ; cast out ; chuck ; cold-shoulder; cut off ; decline; deny; despise; disallow; disavow; disbelieve; discard; disclaim; discount; discredit; disdain; dismiss; dismiss out of hand; ditch ; eliminate; excise; exclude; give the brush-off; give the bum's rush to; give thumbs down to; give up ; jettison; jilt ; junk ; kick out ; kill; lay aside; nix; not buy; ostracize; pass by; pass on ; pass over; pass up ; put down ; rebuff; refuse; renounce; repel; reprobate; repudiate; repulse; return with thanks; say no to; scoff ; scorn; scout; scrap; second; send back ; set aside; shed ; shoot down ; shun; slough; snub; spurn; stop using; throw aside; throw away; throw out ; turn down ; veto.
(3) Joe Anton (George Raft) to high-society Miss Healy (Constance Cummings) who, earlier in the movie, compared him to a pirate in Night After Night (1932): ' You're just nothing to me, just nothing at all. And if I was a pirate and had you on my ship, I wouldn't toss you to the crew .'
(4) Bo-Peep (Charlotte Henry) to Silas Barnaby (Henry Kleinach) in March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934): ' I wouldn't marry you if you were young, which you can't be, if you were honest, but you never were, or if you were about to die tomorrow, which is too much to hope for .'
(5) Lucy Warrimer (Irene Dunne) to her soon to be ex-husband Jerry (Cary Grant) in The Awful Truth (1937): ' I wouldn't go on living with you if you were dipped in platinum .'
(9) Angel (Gloria Grahame) about Sebastian (Cornel Wilde) in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952): ' I wouldn't want him if he was dipped in gold dust .'
(11) Eugenia Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) and Peter Joshua (Cary Grant) in Charade (1963):
-- Reggie: ' Don't you dare be civil with me after leading me on like this .'
-- Peter: ' How did I lead you on?'
-- Reggie: ' All that marvellous rejection . You knew I couldn't resist it .'
(13) Hillary Kramer (Barbra Streisand) to Eddie Scanlon (Ryan O'Neil) in The Main Event (1979): ' You're missing the point , kid. You're just not my type. You like women, I like men .'
(15) Horny teenager Buddy Griffith (Billy Jacoby) and Denise (Toni Hudson) in Just One of the Boys (1985):
-- Buddy: ' Hey, Denise, what's the rush? We're young, we're wild. Let's be young and wild together .'
-- Denise: ' I'd rather get the phone book and pick a name at random .'
(16) Lester (Alan Alda) flirting with Holly (Mia Farrow) in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989):
-- Lester Rosenthal: ' If you play your cards right you could have my body .'
-- Holly Reed: ' Wouldn't you rather leave it to science .'
See Also: cast-off, communicable disease, dump, Fat Injection, jilted, kiss off, proctophallism
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