Definitions for withdraw

Definitions for (verb) withdraw

Main entry: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment

Main entry: withdraw, seclude, sequester, sequestrate

Definition: keep away from others

Usage: He sequestered himself in his study to write a book

Main entry: unsay, withdraw, swallow, take back

Definition: take back what one has said

Usage: He swallowed his words

Main entry: back away, back out, crawfish, crawfish out, retreat, pull back, pull in one's horns, withdraw

Definition: make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity

Usage: We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him; He backed out of his earlier promise; The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns

Main entry: withdraw, disengage

Definition: release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles

Usage: I want to disengage myself from his influence; disengage the gears

Main entry: withdraw, retire

Definition: lose interest

Usage: he retired from life when his wife died

Main entry: retire, retreat, pull away, pull back, recede, withdraw, draw back, move back

Definition: pull back or move away or backward

Usage: The enemy withdrew; The limo pulled away from the curb

Main entry: withdraw, draw, draw off, take out

Definition: remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)

Usage: She drew $2,000 from the account; The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank

Main entry: call back, call in, recall, withdraw

Definition: cause to be returned

Usage: recall the defective auto tires; The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt

Main entry: retire, withdraw

Definition: withdraw from active participation

Usage: He retired from chess

Main entry: bow out, withdraw

Definition: retire gracefully

Usage: He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship

Main entry: adjourn, withdraw, retire

Definition: break from a meeting or gathering

Usage: We adjourned for lunch; The men retired to the library

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