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verb [intransitive] formal refrain pronunciation in American English /rɪˈfreɪn/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrefrain
he/she/itrefrains
present participlerefraining
past tenserefrained
past participlerefrained

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    refrain from: Please refrain from smoking in this area.

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