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withhold

verb [T]
 
 
/wɪðˈhəʊld/ (withheld, withheld)
if someone withholds something from someone else, they do not allow them to have something they expected to have: withhold evidence/facts/information The director is facing disciplinary action after the inquiry found he deliberately withheld vital information. The client's name and address have been withheld for security reasons. withhold approval/support withhold funding/payment
Translations of “withhold”
in Spanish negar, rehusar…
in French refuser…
in German vorenthalten…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拒絕給與, 扣留…
in Russian умалчивать, удерживать…
in Turkish vermemek, alıkoymak, esirgemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拒绝给与, 扣留…
in Polish wstrzymywać…
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