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refrain

verb [I]  /rɪˈfreɪn/ us  

refrain verb [I] (NOT DO)

to not let yourself do something: Please refrain from talking during the lecture.

refrain

noun [C]  /rɪˈfreɪn/ us  

refrain noun [C] (SONG)

a short part of a song or poem that is repeated, esp. at the end of each longer part, or any phrase that is often repeated: Every year we hear the same refrain, that women are making great strides in business.
Translations of “refrain”
in Korean 그만두다…
in Arabic يَمتنِع…
in French refrain…
in Turkish uzak durmak, sakınmak, kaçınmak…
in Italian trattenersi, astenersi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 避免, 忍住, 節制…
in Russian воздерживаться…
in Polish powstrzymywać się…
in Spanish estribillo…
in Portuguese abster-se, refrear, conter…
in German der Refrain…
in Catalan abstenir-se…
in Japanese 控える, 自粛する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 避免, 忍住, 节制…
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