WORD – 27

Refrain from .

To refrain from doing something means – to avoid doing it, especially when someone has advised you not to. 

Examples .

  • Children should always refrain from talking to strangers.
  • We should refrain from eating unnecessary medicines.

WHEN and HOW to use this phrasal verb .

When talking about someone not doing something.

Examples .

  • I refrain from engaging in unnecessary conversations at work.
  • We should refrain from eating too much junk.