What does refrain mean?

refrain in AZ Dictionary

(v) to keep oneself straight back; forbear: refrained from swearing.
(v) to help keep your self from activity or disturbance; to keep aloof; to forbear; to abstain.
(v) Archaic To restrain or hold back; curb.
(v) to attend; to restrain; to help keep within recommended bounds; to curb; to govern.
(v) To avoid.
(n) A phrase, verse, or selection of verses repeated at intervals throughout a song or poem, especially at the end of each stanza.
(n) Music for the refrain of a poem.
(n) A song or melody.
to put up baek; restrain; curb; keep from action.
To forbear; abstain from; quit.
To forbear; abstain; keep a person's self from action or interference.
(v) withstand doing one thing
(v) choose not to digest

refrain in Community Dictionary

To stop. Often followed by 'from'. 'Refrain' is normally utilized when speaking about human activity. by RobertoReport definition
In a song, a verse that is duplicated on a regular basis and often. Relevant to anything duplicated with regularity and regularity.Also in order to avoid using an action, generally with dispute. by Karina KrampReport definition

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  • Synonym for "refrain"
    • restrain, curb, govern, hold back, abstain
  • Verb Forms for "refrain"
    • refrained, refraining, refrains
  • Phrases for "refrain"
    • Jay-Z's refrain, familiar refrain, common refrain, runner refrain, Please refrain
  • Rhyme for "refrain"
    • Alane, Aquitaine, Ayn, Bahrain, Biscayne
  • Hyponym for "refrain"
    • holdback, abstain, stand-by, sit out, save
  • Form for "refrain"
    • refrained, refraining
  • Same Context for "refrain"
    • cadence, chant, melody, sing, wail
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