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Meaning of withdraw

with•draw

Pronunciation: (wi-drô', with-), [key]
— v., -drew, -drawn, -draw•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to draw back, away, or aside; take back; remove: She withdrew her hand from his. He withdrew his savings from the bank.
  2. to retract or recall: to withdraw an untrue charge.
  3. to cause (a person) to undergo withdrawal from addiction to a substance.
—v.i.
  1. to go or move back, away, or aside; retire; retreat: to withdraw from the room.
  2. to remove oneself from some activity, competition, etc.: He withdrew before I could nominate him.
  3. to cease using or consuming an addictive narcotic (fol. by from): to withdraw from heroin.
  4. to remove an amendment, motion, etc., from consideration.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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