[with-draw, with-]
verb (used with object), withdrew, withdrawn, withdrawing.
to draw back, away, or aside; take back; remove: She withdrew her hand from his. He withdrew his savings from the bank.
to retract or recall: to withdraw an untrue charge.
to cause (a person) to undergo withdrawal from addiction to a substance.
verb (used without object), withdrew, withdrawn, withdrawing.
to go or move back, away, or aside; retire; retreat: to withdraw from the room.
to remove oneself from some activity, competition, etc.: He withdrew before I could nominate him.
to cease using or consuming an addictive narcotic (followed by from ): to withdraw from heroin.
Parliamentary Procedure. to remove an amendment, motion, etc., from consideration.

1175–1225; Middle English withdrawen. See with-, draw

withdrawable, adjective
withdrawer, noun
withdrawingness, noun
nonwithdrawable, adjective
unwithdrawable, adjective
unwithdrawing, adjective

2. revoke, rescind, disavow. 4. See depart.
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withdraw (wɪðˈdrɔː)
vb (often foll by from) , -draws, -drawing, -drew, -drawn
1.  (tr) to take or draw back or away; remove
2.  (tr) to remove from deposit or investment in a bank, building society, etc
3.  (tr) to retract or recall (a statement, promise, etc)
4.  (intr) to retire or retreat: the troops withdrew
5.  to back out (of) or depart (from): he withdrew from public life
6.  (intr) to detach oneself socially, emotionally, or mentally
[C13: from with (in the sense: away from) + draw]

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Word Origin & History

early 13c., "to take back," from with "away" + drawen "to draw," possibly a loan-translation of L. retrahere "to retract." Sense of "to remove oneself" is recorded from c.1300.
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Example sentences
If you withdraw your chances of getting funding from that agency are greatly
All this leaves policymakers with an unenviable task: deciding when and how to
  withdraw the drugs.
Or alternatively, smaller males withdraw to a respectful distance and dig
  tunnels of their own.
For one thing, it is amazing that individuals would withdraw their applications
  in this academic job market.
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