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Noun: refrain  ri'freyn
  1. The part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
    - chorus
Verb: refrain  ri'freyn
  1. Resist doing something
    "He refrained from hitting him back";
    - forbear
     
  2. Choose not to consume
    "I refrain from alcohol";
    - abstain, desist

Derived forms: refrained, refraining, refrains

Type of: music

Antonym: act

Part of: song, vocal

Encyclopedia: Refrain