He caved in and withdrew it, republishing it later without the offending words.
But McCrum withdrew his name in 2010, as the prolonged nomination process stalled his law practice.
Even after Bale withdrew and his vehicle was driving away from the scene, it was pursued for more than half an hour by a gray van.
early 13c., "to take back," from with "away" + drawen "to draw," possibly a loan-translation of Latin retrahere "to retract." Sense of "to remove oneself" is recorded from c.1300.