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  Definition of refrain
  1. the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
  2. choose no to consume; "I abstain from alcohol"
  3. not do something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping"
Similar Words: chorus, abstain, desist, forbear

 

Hyponyms: tra-la, tra-la-la, fast, keep off, avoid, teetotal, leave, leave alone, leave behind, let it go, abstain, spare, save, help oneself, help, stand by, sit out

 

Part Meronyms: song

 

Derivational Morphology: choir, chorus, abstinence, abstention, abstainer, abstinent, nondrinker, ascetic, forbearance

 

 
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