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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
with•hold /wɪθˈhoʊld, wɪð-/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object],-held, -hold•ing. 
  1. to hold back;
    restrain or check.
  2. Businessto keep from giving or granting:He withheld his support of the project.
  3. Businessto collect (taxes) at the source of income, esp. as a deduction from salary or wages.
with•hold•ing, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
with•hold  (with hōld, wiᵺ-), 
v., -held, -hold•ing. 

v.t. 
  1. to hold back;
    restrain or check.
  2. Businessto refrain from giving or granting:to withhold payment.
  3. Businessto collect (taxes) at the source of income.
  4. Bankingto deduct (withholding tax) from an employee's salary or wages.

v.i. 
  1. to hold back;
    refrain.
  2. Banking, Businessto deduct withholding tax.
Etymology:
  • Middle English withholden. See with-, hold1 1150–1200
with•holder, n. 
1, 2 . suppress, repress. See keep.  1, 2 . advance.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

withhold /wɪðˈhəʊld/ vb ( -holds, -holding, -held)
  1. (transitive) to keep back; refrain from giving
  2. (transitive) to hold back; restrain
  3. (intransitive) usually followed by from: to refrain or forbear

withˈholder n



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