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Main Entry: with·draw
Pronunciation: wi[th]-'dro, with-
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): with·drew /-'drü/; with·drawn /-'dron/; with·draw·ing /-'dro(-)i[ng]/
Etymology: Middle English, from with from + drawen to draw
Date: 13th century
transitive verb
1 a : to take back or away : REMOVE <pressure upon educational administrators to withdraw academic credit -- J. W. Scott> b : to remove from use or cultivation c : to remove (money) from a place of deposit d : to turn away (as the eyes) from an object of attention <withdrew her gaze> e : to draw (as a curtain) back or aside
2 a : to remove from consideration or set outside a group <withdrew his name from the list of nominees> <withdrew their child from the school> b (1) : TAKE BACK, RETRACT (2) : to recall or remove (a motion) under parliamentary procedure
intransitive verb
1 a : to move back or away : RETIRE b : to draw back from a battlefield : RETREAT
2 a : to remove oneself from participation b : to become socially or emotionally detached <had withdrawn farther and farther into herself -- Ethel Wilson>
3 : to recall a motion under parliamentary procedure
- with·draw·able /-'dro-&-b&l/ adjective

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