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refrain

US [rɪˈfreɪn]
UK [rɪ'freɪn]
  • v.避免;克制;节制
  • n.副歌;经常重复的评价(或抱怨);迭歌;迭句
  • Web抑制;叠句;忍住
Simple Present:refrains  Present Participle:refraining  Past Tense:refrained  
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v.
1.
[i]
克制;节制;避免to stop yourself from doing sth, especially sth that you want to do
Please refrain from smoking.
请勿吸烟。
He has refrained from criticizing the government in public.
他克制住了自己,没有在公开场合批评政府。
n.
1.
经常重复的评价(或抱怨)a comment or complaint that is often repeated
Complaints about poor food in schools have become a familiar refrain.
抱怨学校饭菜差已是耳熟能详的老调了。
2.
副歌;迭歌;迭句the part of a song or a poem that is repeated after each verse

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