Video: pronunciation of 'refrain'
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较常使用。在柯林斯辞典中， refrain 是1万个最常用词之一。
英式英语: refrain VERB
to refrain from sth | to refrain from doing sth If you refrain from doing something, you deliberately do not do it.
She refrained from making any comment.
英式英语: refrain NOUN
A refrain is a short, simple part of a song, which is repeated many times.
...a refrain from an old song.
refrain 的定义—— 柯林斯 英语词典
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