[ verb ] refrain from doing something


"She refrains from calling her therapist too often" "He should avoid publishing his wife's memoires"

Used in print

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

Until better records have been kept over longer periods_of_time and much more is known about the maximum dimensions , it will be wise to refrain_from drawing conclusions .

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

We would have preferred , however , to have had the rest of the orchestra refrain_from laughing at this and other spots on the recording , since it mars an otherwise sober , if not lofty , performance .

Related terms

spare shirk abstain