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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
refrain /ri'frein/
  • danh từ
    • đoạn điệp
    • động từ
      • kìm lại, dằn lại, cầm lại, cố nhịn, cố nín, kiềm chế
        • to refrain onself: tự kiềm chế
        • to refrain one's tears: cố cầm nước mắt
        • to refrain from weeping: cố nhịn không khóc
    Concise Dictionary
    refrains|refrained|refrainingrɪ'freɪn
    noun
    +the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
    verb
    +resist doing something
    +choose not to consume

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    v.
    1 Usually, refrain from. keep (from), forbear, abstain (from), eschew, avoid:
    Whatever you do, refrain from whistling on board his boat.
    2 stop, cease, give up, discontinue, desist, quit, leave off, renounce:
    You must refrain from calling the headmaster, 'Pops', even if he is your father.
    n.
    melody, song, tune, chorus, burden, reprise:
    It was one of those long boring folk songs with a refrain that we were all supposed to join in.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    verb, noun
    + verb [V] ~ (from sth / from doing sth) (formal) to stop yourself from doing sth, especially sth that you want to do: Please refrain from smoking. + They appealed to the protesters to refrain from violence. + He has refrained from criticizing the government in public.
    + noun
    1 a comment or complaint that is often repeated: Complaints about poor food in schools have become a familiar refrain. + The protest began with a small group, but then the others took up the refrain.
    2 the part of a song that is repeated after each verse
    Synonym: CHORUS
    Collocation Dictionary
    noun

    ADJ.

    constant | familiar
    Complaints about school food have become a familiar refrain.

    VERB + REFRAIN

    sing, take up
    The choir's sopranos took up the refrain.

    REFRAIN + VERB

    go
    Shoppers, so the refrain goes, are never happy until they have found a bargain.

    verb

    ADV.

    carefully, deliberately
    He deliberately refrained from expressing his opinion on the matter.
    | wisely

    PREP.

    from
    I refrained from laughing.



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