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Definitions of withdraw

  1. break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; "We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him"; "He backed out of his earlier promise"; "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. retire gracefully; "He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. cause to be returned; "recall the defective auto tires"; "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc.; or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To take back or away, as what has been bestowed or enjoyed; to draw back; to cause to move away or retire; as, to withdraw aid, favor, capital, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To take back; to recall or retract; as, to withdraw false charges. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away; as, he withdrew from the company. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To take away or back; to draw back; to recall or take back. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To retire; retreat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. To draw back or away: to take back: to recall. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To retire: to go away. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. WITHDRAWAL, WITHDRAWMENT. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To retire. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Withdrawn. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Withdrew. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. To draw or take away; remove; recall. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. To keep or abstract from use. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. To draw back; retire. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Withdrawal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To take away what has been enjoyed; to take back or from; to recall. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. To quit a company or place; to retire; to retreat. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. To draw away in opposition to; to take back or away; to call back or away; to retire; to cause to retire. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. with-draw', v.t. to draw back or away: to take back: to recall.--v.i. to retire: to go away.--ns. WITHDRAW'AL, WITHDRAW'MENT; WITHDRAW'ER; WITHDRAW'ING-ROOM, a room used to retire into: a drawing-room. [Pfx. with-, against, and draw.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. Pull aside or back (w. curtain, one\'s hand); take away, remove, (boy from school, coins from circulation, horse from race, troops from position, favour &c. from person); retract (offer, statement, promise; crics of \'w.\', demands that speaker shall unsay something as unparliamentary &c.); retire from presence or place, go aside or apart; with-drawing-room archaic, DRAWING-ROOM. Hence withdrawal n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
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