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withdraw

[with-draw, with-] /wɪðˈdrɔ, wɪθ-/
verb (used with object), withdrew, withdrawn, withdrawing.
1.
to draw back, away, or aside; take back; remove:
She withdrew her hand from his. He withdrew his savings from the bank.
2.
to retract or recall:
to withdraw an untrue charge.
3.
to cause (a person) to undergo withdrawal from addiction to a substance.
verb (used without object), withdrew, withdrawn, withdrawing.
4.
to go or move back, away, or aside; retire; retreat:
to withdraw from the room.
5.
to remove oneself from some activity, competition, etc.:
He withdrew before I could nominate him.
6.
to cease using or consuming an addictive narcotic (followed by from):
to withdraw from heroin.
7.
Parliamentary Procedure. to remove an amendment, motion, etc., from consideration.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English withdrawen. See with-, draw
Related forms
withdrawable, adjective
withdrawer, noun
withdrawingness, noun
nonwithdrawable, adjective
unwithdrawable, adjective
unwithdrawing, adjective
Synonyms
2. revoke, rescind, disavow. 4. See depart.
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Examples for withdraw
  • If you withdraw your chances of getting funding from that agency are greatly diminished.
  • 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.
  • Many people would prefer not to have to submit their eyes for scanning in order to withdraw money from a cash dispenser.
  • Other countries can deposit seeds for free and reserve the right to withdraw them upon need.
  • To withdraw money, the bettor has to request that a check be mailed.
  • If you didn't sign a contract, then you can withdraw.
  • Another public threat should be to withdraw aid immediately.
  • Other countries can deposit seeds without charge and reserve the right to withdraw them upon need.
British Dictionary definitions for withdraw

withdraw

/wɪðˈdrɔː/
verb -draws, -drawing, -drew, -drawn
1.
(transitive) to take or draw back or away; remove
2.
(transitive) to remove from deposit or investment in a bank, building society, etc
3.
(transitive) to retract or recall (a statement, promise, etc)
4.
(intransitive) to retire or retreat the troops withdrew
5.
(intransitive) often foll by from. to back out (of) or depart (from) he withdrew from public life
6.
(intransitive) to detach oneself socially, emotionally, or mentally
Derived Forms
withdrawable, adjective
withdrawer, noun
Word Origin
C13: from with (in the sense: away from) + draw
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Word Origin and History for withdraw
withdraw
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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