W2 [wıðˈdro:, wıθ- US -ˈdro:] v past tense withdrew [-ˈdru:] past participle withdrawn [-ˈdro:n US -ˈdro:n]
1¦(not take part)¦
2¦(stop supporting)¦
3¦(change your mind)¦
4¦(say something is not true)¦
6¦(leave a place)¦
9¦(take out)¦
10¦(stop communicating)¦
[Date: 1200-1300; Origin: with 'from' + draw 'to pull']
a) [I and T]
to stop taking part in an activity, belonging to an organization etc, or to make someone do this
withdraw from
A knee injury forced her to withdraw from the competition.
calls for Britain to withdraw from the European Union
withdraw sth/sb from sth
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from religious education lessons if they wish.
to stop giving support or money to someone or something, especially as the result of an official decision
One of the minority parties had withdrawn its support for Chancellor Kohl.
Union members will vote on whether to withdraw their labour (=stop working) .
a government decision to withdraw funding
if you withdraw a threat, offer, request etc, you say that you no longer will do what you said
After much persuasion he agreed to withdraw his resignation.
4.) ¦(SAY SOMETHING IS NOT TRUE)¦ [T] formal
if you withdraw a remark, criticism, statement etc, you say that what you said earlier was completely untrue
= ↑retract
He refused to withdraw his remarks and was expelled from the Party.
The newspaper has agreed to withdraw its allegations.
if a product or service is withdrawn, it is no longer offered for sale or use
withdraw sth from sale/from the market
The drug has been withdrawn from the market for further tests.
a) [I and T]
if an army withdraws, or if it is withdrawn, it leaves a place
= ↑pull out
the USA's decision to withdraw 40,000 troops from western Europe
to leave a place, especially in order to be alone or go somewhere quiet
withdraw to
We withdrew to the garden for a private talk.
7.) ¦(MONEY)¦ [T]
to take money out of a bank account
withdraw sth from sth
I'd like to withdraw £500 from my current account.
8.) ¦(MOVE)¦ [T]
if you withdraw your hand, arm, finger etc from somewhere, you move it from there to where it was before
Claudia withdrew her hand from his.
9.) ¦(TAKE OUT)¦ [T]
[i]literary to take an object out from inside something
withdraw sth from sth
She withdrew a document from her briefcase.
to become quieter, less friendly, and only concerned about your own thoughts
withdraw into/from
Ralph has withdrawn from the other kids.
Many depressed people just withdraw into themselves.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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