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English definition of “withdraw”

withdraw

verb [I] (STOP CONTACT)    /wɪðˈdrɔː/ US  /-ˈdrɑː/ (withdrew, withdrawn)
to stop talking to other people and start thinking thoughts that are not related to what is happening around you: As a child, she frequently withdrew into her own fantasy world. After the accident, he withdrew into himself and refused to talk to family or friends.Shy and modestAnxious and worriedNot being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour
(Definition of withdraw verb (STOP CONTACT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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