swear off
phrasal to vow to abstain from ; renounce <
swear off smoking
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • swear off — ► swear off informal promise to abstain from. Main Entry: ↑swear …   English terms dictionary

  • swear off — (something) to decide to stop doing or using something. He says he has sworn off candy. She won $10,000 on the slots and was so shocked, she swore off gambling completely …   New idioms dictionary

  • swear off — index forgo, refrain, renounce Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • swear off — verb promise to abstain from (Freq. 2) I have sworn off cigarettes altogether • Hypernyms: ↑promise, ↑assure • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * (informal) …   Useful english dictionary

  • swear off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms swear off : present tense I/you/we/they swear off he/she/it swears off present participle swearing off past tense swore off past participle sworn off swear off something to promise to stop doing or using… …   English dictionary

  • swear off — verb To quit or cease completely, or to promise to quit, as of a bad habit. One of these days, he thinks he will swear off his nightly television regimen and get some exercise …   Wiktionary

  • swear off — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. quit, reform, resolve; see halt 2 , suspend 2 , stop 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. give up, abjure, renounce, forswear, forego, quit, *turn one s back on. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb Informal. To cease trying… …   English dictionary for students

  • swear off — informal promise to abstain from. → swear …   English new terms dictionary

  • swear off — {v.}, {informal} To give up something you like or you have got in the habit of using by making a promise. * /Mary swore off candy until she lost ten pounds./ * /John has sworn off dessert for Lent./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swear off — {v.}, {informal} To give up something you like or you have got in the habit of using by making a promise. * /Mary swore off candy until she lost ten pounds./ * /John has sworn off dessert for Lent./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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