refrain 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.

refrain 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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