Definitions for withdrawwɪðˈdrɔ, wɪθ-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
with•drawwɪðˈdrɔ, wɪθ-(v.)-drew, -drawn, -draw•ing.
(v.t.)to draw back, away, or aside; take or pull back:
to withdraw one's support; She withdrew her hand.
to take out or away, as from a place or from consideration or circulation; remove:
to withdraw a product from the market.
to remove (money) from deposit.
to retract or recall:
to withdraw an untrue charge.
to cause (a person) to undergo withdrawal from addiction to a substance.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(v.i.)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 (fol. by from):
to withdraw from heroin.
(in parliamentary procedure) to remove a motion, amendment, etc., from consideration.
Origin of withdraw:
withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back(verb)
pull back or move away or backward
"The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"
withdraw from active participation
"He retired from chess"
release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
"I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears"
recall, call in, call back, withdraw(verb)
cause to be returned
"recall the defective auto tires"; "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
swallow, take back, unsay, withdraw(verb)
take back what one has said
"He swallowed his words"
seclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdraw(verb)
keep away from others
"He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
adjourn, withdraw, retire(verb)
break from a meeting or gathering
"We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"
bow out, withdraw(verb)
"He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship"
withdraw, draw, take out, draw off(verb)
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"
"he retired from life when his wife died"
retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw(verb)
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"
remove, take, take away, withdraw(verb)
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, 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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to take money out of a bank account
I'll need to withdraw some cash.
to no longer provide
Some party members threatened to withdraw their support.; The manufacturer withdrew the product from stores.
to stop participating in an activity
Reports say troops have been withdrawn from the area.; The company withdrew from the negotiations.
to state that sth you said earlier is not true
She later withdrew the accusation.
to become quiet and stop speaking to anyone
After his death she withdrew into herself.
To pull (something) back, aside, or away.
To take back (a comment, etc).
To remove, to stop providing (one's support, etc).
To extract (money from an account).
To be in withdrawal from an addictive drug etc.
Origin: From withdrawen, from with- + drawen. More at with-, draw.
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
to take back; to recall or retract; as, to withdraw false charges
to retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away; as, he withdrew from the company
To cease active participation in; remove from active use.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'withdraw' in Verbs Frequency: #421
Translations for withdraw
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to (cause to) move back or away
The army withdrew from its position; He withdrew his troops; They withdrew from the competition.
- оттеглям сеBulgarian
- retirar(-se)Portuguese (BR)
- stáhnout (se), odstoupitCzech
- (sich) zurückziehenGerman
- trække sig tilbage; trække tilbageDanish
- αποσύρω, αποσύρομαιGreek
- taanduma, kõrvaldamaEstonian
- عقب نشينى کردنFarsi
- (se) retirerFrench
- povući seCroatian
- visszahúz(ódik); visszavonulHungarian
- draga (sig) til bakaIcelandic
- ritirare, ritirarsiItalian
- pasitraukti, atitrauktiLithuanian
- atkāpties; atvilkt (karaspēku); izstātiesLatvian
- (zich) terugtrekkenDutch
- trekke (seg) tilbakeNorwegian
- wycofać (się)Polish
- عقب نشينى کردنPersian
- بيرته اخيستل، راكښل، تر شاتلل، را اېستل، پريښودل: تلل، ستنېدل، لاس اخيستلPashto
- a (se) retrageRomanian
- отходить;отводить; выбыватьRussian
- stiahnuť (sa), odstúpiťSlovak
- umakniti (se)Slovenian
- dra [sig] tillbaka, dra sig urSwedish
- (geri)çekmek, çekilmekTurkish
- 使撤退Chinese (Trad.)
- відкликати; відводитиUkrainian
- پیچھے ہٹا لیناUrdu
- rút quânVietnamese
- 撤退Chinese (Simp.)
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