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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
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. to remove, retract, or recall[+ object]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.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
with•draw  (wiᵺ drô, with-), 
v., -drew, -drawn, -draw•ing. 

v.t. 
  1. to draw back, away, or aside;
    take back;
    remove:She withdrew her hand from his. He withdrew his savings from the bank.
  2. to retract or recall:to withdraw an untrue charge.
  3. to cause (a person) to undergo withdrawal from addiction to a substance.

v.i. 
  1. to go or move back, away, or aside; retire;
    retreat:to withdraw from the room.
  2. to remove oneself from some activity, competition, etc.:He withdrew before I could nominate him.
  3. to cease using or consuming an addictive narcotic (fol. by from):to withdraw from heroin.
  4. Government[Parl. Proc.]to remove an amendment, motion, etc., from consideration.
Etymology:
  • Middle English withdrawen. See with-, draw 1175–1225
with•drawa•ble, adj. 
with•drawer, n. 
with•drawing•ness, n. 
2 . revoke, rescind, disavow. 4 . See depart. 

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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