start, continue, finish (to refrain (from) He refrained from comments.…
start, continue, finish
to refrain (from)
He refrained from comments.
to refuse (to / sb. sth)
to turn down
to cease and desist (both are formal) =
to stop doing something
to withhold = to refuse to give sb sth
to stop oneself (from)
to hold back (from)
She struggled to hold back her tears.
to abstain (from)
to abandon = to forsake (forsaken)
to abscond (from / with) = to secretly escape
to flee (fled) = to leave quickly