Part of speech:
To refrain from (doing something):
To modify a musical instrument so that it produces the correct pitches.
(Idiomatic) To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
Music written for group singing
To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
(Obs.) To go past
To come to an end; stop:
To perform the tasks or behaviors typically associated with (something), especially as part of one's character or normal duties:
To hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress
To restrain is defined as to hold back or keep under control.
A Chinese dynasty (960–1279). Its rule was marked by economic prosperity, technological innovation, and a flourishing of art and culture.
(Slang) To initiate into a club, usually a gang, with violence.
To remain in a state or condition; stay:
To hold oneself back
To play the part of; assume the dramatic role of:
The definition of a theme is a topic, a recurring idea or a short melody.
A passage of poetry, esp. of a lyric sort
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To restrain oneself so as not (to do something):
To go before in place, time, or degree; precede
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