[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verb (used with object), withdrew, withdrawn, withdrawing.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verb (used without object), withdrew, withdrawn, withdrawing.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
Migration: withdraws in winter from northern portion of range.
The normally social wasp withdraws from its colony, and starts to act recklessly.
Your license may also be taken away if your parent or guardian withdraws their permission for you to drive.
Willy withdraws some of his college savings to pay the race's entry fee.
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