refrain


refrain
Ⅰ.
refrain [1] VERB (refrain from) stop oneself from (doing something).
ORIGIN Latin refrenare, from frenum 'bridle' .
Ⅱ.
refrain [2] NOUN a repeated line or section in a poem or song, typically at the end of each verse.
ORIGIN from Latin refringere 'break up' (because the refrain ‘broke’ the sequence).

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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