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UK [wɪðˈdrɔː] / US [wɪðˈdrɔ] verb
Word forms "withdraw":
present tense I/you/we/they withdraw he/she/it withdraws present participle withdrawing past tense withdrew UK [wɪðˈdruː] / US [wɪðˈdru] past participle withdrawn UK [wɪðˈdrɔːn] / US [wɪðˈdrɔn]
1) [intransitive/transitive] to no longer take part in something, or to stop someone or something from taking part

Two candidates threatened to withdraw.

withdraw from:

The injury has forced him to withdraw from the competition.

withdraw someone/something from something:

The party withdrew their candidate from the election.

a) [intransitive/transitive] if an army withdraws or is withdrawn from a place, it leaves
withdraw from:

The troops began to withdraw from the northern region.

withdraw someone/something from something:

Government forces were withdrawn from the island yesterday.

b) [intransitive] formal to leave a place or person

After lunch they withdrew to their own rooms.

She withdrew into a corner.

3) [transitive] to take money from a bank account
withdraw cash/money/savings:

You can withdraw cash at any of our branches.

a) [transitive] to take something back, or to stop providing something

The bus service in many rural areas has been withdrawn.

The drug had to be withdrawn because of its side effects.

He has had his pilot's licence withdrawn.

withdraw your support:

Some parents have withdrawn their support from the school.

withdraw funding/subsidies/sponsorship:

Public funding is being withdrawn from the research project.

withdraw something from sale/the market:

We are withdrawing the product from sale.

b) if you withdraw permission or an invitation or an offer, you say that it is no longer available

Her invitation to the press conference was later withdrawn.

5) [transitive] to say that something you said earlier is not in fact true, especially when you want people to forget that you said it
withdraw a remark/an objection/an allegation:

He withdrew his remarks and apologized.

withdraw your resignation (= agree to stay in your job):

We persuaded her to withdraw her resignation.

6) [transitive] formal to take something out of something else

She opened the drawer and withdrew a large envelope.

withdraw something from something:

He withdrew the book from his pocket.

7) [intransitive] to behave as if you want to be alone
withdraw into your shell/a world of your own:

When people got angry, she withdrew into her shell.

withdraw (your) labour — to refuse to work because of a disagreement about working hours, pay etc

The right to withdraw labour is a basic principle of trade unionism.

English dictionary. 2014.

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