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English definition of “swear off sth”

swear off sth

phrasal verb with swear     /sweər/ US  /swer/ verb (swore, sworn)
to make a decision to stop doing, using, or being involved with something harmful, such as drugs or alcohol, or something that is not good or helpful: After years of addiction, he swore off drugs completely.Abstaining and refraining
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