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refrain

  
      vi   s'abstenir  
→ You may be tempted to touch the exhibits but please refrain.        
to refrain from doing sth      s'abstenir de faire qch  
→ Please refrain from touching the exhibits.        
to refrain from sth      s'abstenir de qch  
→ He appealed to all groups to refrain from violence.        
      n  
   (=often-repeated comment)   refrain    m     
→ the old refrain that if you are tired of London, you are tired of life        
→ The need to give the countryside equal treatment with the cities has been a constant refrain of government leaders.        
   (=melody)   refrain    m  
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
n.
refrain
v.
s'abstenir
v.
abstenir
exp.
s'abstenir de qch
exp.
s'abstenir de faire qch
exp.
Ayez l'obligeance de vous abstenir de fumer.
exp.
Veuillez vous abstenir de fumer.
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'refrain' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
v.
refrain
v.
refrain
exp.
to refrain from
exp.
to refrain from sth
exp.
to refrain from doing
exp.
to refrain from doing
n.
old refrain ; old song
exp.
not to refrain from doing
exp.
you did not refrain from taking advantage, you did not refrain
v.
refrain (vr.) ; abstain (vr.)
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