Translation of "withhold" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /wɪðˈhəʊld/ us /-ˈhoʊld/ withheld, withheld

to refuse to give something or to keep back something

retener, no revelar
to withhold information/support
During the trial, the prosecution was accused of withholding crucial evidence from the defence.
Police are withholding the dead woman’s name until her relatives have been informed.
She withheld her rent until the landlord agreed to have the repairs done.
The government is planning to withhold benefit payments from single mothers who refuse to name the father of their child.
Taxes are withheld from your paycheck.

(Translation of “withhold” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /wiðˈhəuld/ (past tense, past participle withheld /-ˈheld/)

to refuse to give

negar, rehusar
The council withheld planning permission for the new factory.

(Translation of “withhold” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)