WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
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]


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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