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English definition of “withhold”

withhold

verb [T]    /wɪθˈhoʊld, wɪð-/ (past tense and past participle withheld  /wɪθˈheld, wɪð-/)
to refuse to give something, or to keep back something: Has the government been withholding crucial information? The governor said he would withhold judgment until he receives the committee’s report.
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