1. Verb.  (intransitive) Refrain from (something); hold one's self aloof; to forbear or keep from doing, especially an indulgence of the passions or appetites; -- with ''from''.
  2. Verb.  (intransitive) To shun voluntarily.
  3. Verb.  (intransitive) Deliberately refrain from casting one's vote at a meeting where one is present.
  4. Verb.  (transitive) Hinder; withhold.

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