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Refrain from drinking alcohol
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“Pregnant women have been urged to abstain from alcohol by scientists who claim that even small amounts can damage the development of a baby's brain.”
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Formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion
“Also, a member state could abstain in a vote and make a formal declaration that it would not be bound by the vote.”
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Keep or withhold oneself
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Restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight
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To restrict one's consumption, typically of food
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Struggle or fight back when attacked
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To refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another)
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To deny or be denied (of something)
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Restrain or keep in check
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