ab·stain /əbˈsten, æb-/
ab·stain /əbˈsten, æb-/ 不及物動詞
Ab·stain, v. t. To hinder; to withhold.
Whether he abstain men from marrying. --Milton.
Ab·stain v. i. [imp. & p. p. Abstained p. pr. & vb. n. Abstaining.] To hold one's self aloof; to forbear or refrain voluntarily, and especially from an indulgence of the passions or appetites; -- with from.
Not a few abstained from voting. --Macaulay.
Who abstains from meat that is not gaunt? --Shak.
Syn: -- To refrain; forbear; withhold; deny one's self; give up; relinquish.
v 1: refrain from voting
2: choose no to consume; "I abstain from alcohol" [syn: refrain,
desist] [ant: consume]