Meaning of withdraw
Pronunciation: (wi-drô', with-), [key]
— v., -drew, -drawn, -draw•ing.
- to draw back, away, or aside; take back; remove: She withdrew her hand from his. He withdrew his savings from the bank.
- to retract or recall: to withdraw an untrue charge.
- to cause (a person) to undergo withdrawal from addiction to a substance.
- to go or move back, away, or aside; retire; retreat: to withdraw from the room.
- to remove oneself from some activity, competition, etc.: He withdrew before I could nominate him.
- to cease using or consuming an addictive narcotic (fol. by from): to withdraw from heroin.
- to remove an amendment, motion, etc., from consideration.
- withdraw (Thesaurus)