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abstain

1 verb from sth pleasurable INTRANSITIVEstaon verb  c m uhe abstained from sweet stuff for a while staon sé ón stuif milis ar feadh scaithimhthey're required to abstain from drinking and smoking bíonn orthu staonadh ón ól agus ón tobacthey abstained from meat dhéanaidís tréanas ar fheoil, dhéanaidís troscadh ar an bhfeoil, ní ithidís aon fheoil 2 verb not drink alcohol INTRANSITIVEstaon verb  c m ustaon ón ól 3 verb choose not to vote INTRANSITIVEstaon verb  c m uI abstained in the vote staon mise sa vóta 4 verb not take part in sth INTRANSITIVEthey abstain from politics altogether staonann siad ón bpolaitíocht ar fad, fanann siad glan ar an bpolaitíocht, ní bhaineann siad leis an bpolaitíochtmany investors abstained from bidding níor bhac go leor infheisteoirí tairiscint a dhéanamh