Definition for RE-FRAIN

RE-FRAIN, v.t. [Fr. refrener; It. rinfrenare; L. refræno; re and fræno; to curb; frænum, a rein. See Rein.]

To hold back; to restrain; to keep from action. My son … refrain thy foot from their path. – Prov. i. Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by. – Gen. xiv.

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