• Definition of withdraw

    • (v): 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 envir  
    • (v): keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"  
    • (v): take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears"  
    • (v): lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"  
    • (v): pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): cause to be returned; "recall the defective auto tires"; "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"  
    • (v): withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess"  
    • (v): retire gracefully; "He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship"  
    • (v): break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"  

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