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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: refrain(0.00888 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to refrain.
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English → English (WordNet)
n : the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of
singers [syn: chorus]
v 1: not do something; “He refrained from hitting him back”; “she
could not forbear weeping” [syn: forbear] [ant: act]
2: choose no to consume; “I abstain from alcohol” [syn: abstain,
desist] [ant: consume]
English → English (gcide)
Refrain \Re*frain"\ (r[-e]*fr[=a]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Refrained (-fr[=a]nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Refraining.] [OE.
refreinen, OF. refrener, F. refr['e]ner, fr. L. refrenare;
influenced by OF. refraindre to restrain, moderate, fr. LL.
refrangere, for L. refringere to break up, break (see
Refract). L. refrenare is fr. pref. re- back + frenum
bridle; cf. Skr. dh[.r] to hold.]
1. To hold back; to restrain; to keep within prescribed
bounds; to curb; to govern.
His reason refraineth not his foul delight or
Refrain thy foot from their path. --Prov. i. 15.
2. To abstain from. [Obs.]
Who, requiring a remedy for his gout, received no
other counsel than to refrain cold drink. --Sir T.
Refrain \Re*frain"\, v. i.
To keep one's self from action or interference; to hold
aloof; to forbear; to abstain.
Refrain from these men, and let them alone. --Acts v.
They refrained therefrom [eating flesh] some time
after. --Sir T.
Syn: To hold back; forbear; abstain; withhold.
Refrain \Re*frain"\, n. [F. refrain, fr. OF. refraindre; cf. Pr.
refranhs a refrain, refranher to repeat. See
The burden of a song; a phrase or verse which recurs at the
end of each of the separate stanzas or divisions of a poetic
We hear the wild refrain. --Whittier.