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A solo section based on the main melody of a popular song and played by a member of the group.
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  1. A solo section based on the main melody of a popular song and played by a member of the group.
  2. A speech, song, or other utterance made in concert by many people.
  3. A group of people trained to sing or speak something together simultaneously
The burden of a song; the chorus; the refrain.
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  1. The burden of a song; the chorus; the refrain.
  2. (Archaic) A song or refrain sung as accompaniment to another song
  3. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(Music) A recurring melodic element in a composition, especially a melody forming the basis of a set of variations.
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  1. (Music) A recurring melodic element in a composition, especially a melody forming the basis of a set of variations.
  2. An implicit or recurrent idea; a motif:
  3. (Short for) theme song
A wrench, twist, or other physical injury resulting from excessive tension, effort, or use.
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  1. A wrench, twist, or other physical injury resulting from excessive tension, effort, or use.
  2. The extent to which a body is distorted when it is subjected to a deforming force, as when under stress. The distortion can involve a change both in shape and in size. All measures of strain are dimensionless (they have no unit of measure). &diamf3; Axial strain is equal to the ratio between the change in length of an object and its original length. &diamf3; Volume strain is equal to the ratio between the change in volume of an object and its original volume. It is also called bulk strain. &diamf3; Shear strain is equal to the ratio between the amount by which an object is skewed and its length.
  3. The manner, style, or tone of a speech, book, action, etc.
To put an end to; discontinue:
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  1. To put an end to; discontinue:
  2. To come to an end; stop:
  3. To stop performing an activity or action; desist:
To stay clear of; go around or away from:
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  1. To stay clear of; go around or away from:
  2. To prevent from happening:
  3. To refrain from using, engaging in, or partaking of:
To keep oneself in check; control oneself under provocation
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  1. To keep oneself in check; control oneself under provocation
  2. To keep oneself from doing something; hold back; refrain:
  3. To refrain from; avoid or cease (doing, saying, etc.)
To refrain from voting:
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  1. To refrain from voting:
  2. To hold oneself back; voluntarily do without; refrain (from)
  3. To keep oneself from doing, engaging in, or partaking of something; refrain:
To refrain from; avoid or cease (doing, saying, etc.)
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  1. To refrain from; avoid or cease (doing, saying, etc.)
  2. To keep oneself from doing something; hold back; refrain:
  3. To keep oneself in check; control oneself under provocation
(Idiomatic, intransitive) To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).
  2. (Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
To save; reserve:
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  1. To save; reserve:
  2. To manage, tend, or have charge of:
  3. To celebrate; observe:
To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
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  1. To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
  2. To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition.
  3. To keep in check; restrain:
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