Meaning of “withdraw” in the English Dictionary

"withdraw" in English

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uk /wɪðˈdrɔː/ us /wɪðˈdrɑː/ withdrew, withdrawn

withdraw verb (REMOVE)

C1 [ I or T ] to take or move out or back, or to remove:

This credit card allows you to withdraw up to £200 a day from ATMs.
The UN has withdrawn its troops from the country.
Eleven million bottles of water had to be withdrawn from sale due to a health scare.
Once in court, he withdrew the statement he'd made to the police (= he claimed it was false).
All charges against them were withdrawn after the prosecution's case collapsed.
formal After lunch, we withdrew into her office to finish our discussion in private.
She had to withdraw from the competition because of a leg injury.
Following his nervous breakdown, he withdrew from public life and refused to give any interviews.

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withdraw verb (STOP CONTACT)

[ I ] 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.

(Definition of “withdraw” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"withdraw" in American English

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withdrawverb [ I/T ]

us /wɪθˈdrɔ, wɪð-/ past tense withdrew /wɪθˈdru, wɪð-/ , past participle withdrawn /wɪθˈdrɔn, wɪð-/

to take something back, or to remove something:

[ T ] He asked that his name be withdrawn from nomination for a Golden Globe Award.
[ T ] Democrats threatened to withdraw (= stop giving) their support of the tax bill.
[ T ] I have to withdraw (= take out) some money from an ATM machine.

(Definition of “withdraw” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"withdraw" in Business English

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uk /wɪðˈdrɔː/ us withdrew, withdrawn

[ T ] BANKING to take money out of an account:

This account allows you to withdraw a maximum daily amount of $500.
withdraw cash/funds/savings The economic crisis saw people queuing to withdraw their savings.

[ T ] COMMERCE to stop selling a product or offering a service, usually because of a problem or fault:

The product was withdrawn from the market on safety grounds.
The brewery said there was no connection between their decision to withdraw one of their local beers and the dispute with their main competitor.

[ T ] to remove something that you previously agreed to provide:

withdraw funding/support The opposition threatened to withdraw support for the government's pension plans.
withdraw an application/bid/offer Morgan Stanley withdrew the job offer.

[ I ] to stop being involved in a situation, having a particular responsibility, or belonging to an organization:

withdraw from (doing) sth Despite the stock market crash, only one corporate investor has withdrawn from the deal.
withdraw as sth He withdrew as a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.

[ T ] to tell people officially that something you said earlier is not true or correct:

withdraw a remark/claim/statement She was advised to withdraw her statement.
The Foreign Office withdrew advice to holidaymakers not to travel to some areas in the Far East.
withdraw an accusation/allegation/complaint

(Definition of “withdraw” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)