Part of speech:
To cease doing something.
To keep oneself from doing, engaging in, or partaking of something; refrain:
To keep oneself from doing something; hold back; refrain:
To adapt (music, the voice, etc.) to some pitch, tone, or mood
To keep in check; restrain:
To prohibit (an ecclesiastic) from performing clerical duties.
The definition of halt is to hesitate, to put a stop to something or to come to a sudden stop.
The definition of forgo is to refrain from doing something or to do without something.
To forego is defined as to go before.
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To come to an end; stop:
To refrain from (doing something):
To continue to do:
The refrain of a song or hymn following each verse
A passage of music; tune; air
To serve or function as a substitute for another:
To perform or execute; carry out:
A piece of music sung or composed for singing
Music can stay in your head long after hearing it. Called an ""earworm,"" this is caused by a stimulation of the brain's auditory cortex that fills in parts of a song that you have heard before and ""plays"" the song in your brain.
Find another word for refrains. In this page you can discover 22 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for refrains, like: desists, abstains, forbears, tunes, withholds, restrains, inhibits, halts, forgoes, foregoes and curbs.