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Definition of Refrain


  1. To hold back; to restrain; to keep within prescribed bounds; to curb; to govern.
  2. To abstain from
  3. To keep one's self from action or interference; to hold aloof; to forbear; to abstain.
  4. 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 composition.
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Refrain Translations

refrain in French is refrain
refrain in Italian is ritenere, ritornello, ritornello
refrain in Spanish is estribillo