1. Keep or withhold oneself.
  2. Refrain from (something); hold one's self aloof; to forbear or keep from doing, especially an indulgence of the passions or appetites. <ref name=SOED/>
  3. Fast. <ref name=SOED/>
  4. Deliberately refrain from casting one's vote at a meeting where one is present. <ref name=SOED/>
  5. Hinder; keep back; withhold. <ref name=SOED/>

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