WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
with•draw /wɪðˈdrɔ, wɪθ-/USA pronunciation v., -drew, -drawn, -draw•ing.
  1. to draw back, away, to the side, or aside: [+ object]The general withdrew his army.[no object]He withdrew to another room.
  2. [+ object] to remove, retract, or recall:I withdraw my objection to your proposal.
  3. to remove oneself from participation, as in an activity: [no object]He withdrew from the contest.[+ object]He withdrew himself from the contest.
  4. [+ object] to take (money) from a place of deposit.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

withdraw /wɪðˈdrɔː/ vb ( -draws, -drawing, -drew, -drawn)
  1. (transitive) to take or draw back or away; remove
  2. (transitive) to remove from deposit or investment in a bank, building society, etc
  3. (transitive) to retract or recall (a statement, promise, etc)
  4. (intransitive) to retire or retreat: the troops withdrew
  5. (intransitive) to detach oneself socially, emotionally, or mentally
Etymology: 13th Century: from with (in the sense: away from) + draw

withˈdrawable adj withˈdrawer n

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