WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
with•draw /wɪðˈdrɔ, wɪθ-/USA pronunciation
v., -drew, -drawn, -draw•ing.
to draw back, away, to the side, or aside: [~ + object]The general withdrew his army.[no object]He withdrew to another room.
[~ + object] to remove, retract, or recall:I withdraw my objection to your proposal.
to remove oneself from participation, as in an activity: [no object]He withdrew from the contest.[~ + object]He withdrew himself from the contest.
[~ + object] to take (money) from a place of deposit.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
withdraw /wɪðˈdrɔː/ vb ( -draws, -drawing, -drew, -drawn)
Etymology: 13th Century: from with (in the sense: away from) + drawwithˈdrawable adj withˈdrawer n
- (transitive) to take or draw back or away; remove
- (transitive) to remove from deposit or investment in a bank, building society, etc
- (transitive) to retract or recall (a statement, promise, etc)
- (intransitive) to retire or retreat: the troops withdrew
- (intransitive) to detach oneself socially, emotionally, or mentally
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