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English definition of “withdraw”


verb     /wɪðˈdrɔː/ (past tense withdrew, past participle withdrawn)
MONEY [T] to take money out of a bank account : She withdrew $50.Withdrawing money
REMOVE [T] to remove something, especially because of an official decision : This product has been withdrawn from sale . He has threatened to withdraw his support .Removing and extractingRemoving and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
MILITARY [I, T] If a military force withdraws, or if someone withdraws it, it leaves the place where it is fighting : The President has ordered troops to be withdrawn from the area .DepartingThe armed forces generally
COMPETITION [I] to decide that you will not now be in a race , competition , etc : He was forced to withdraw from the race because of injury .Competing in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Retiring and resigning from work
SOMETHING SAID [T] formal to say that you want people to ignore something you said before because it was not true : He admitted taking the money , but later withdrew his confession .Changing your mind
(Definition of withdraw verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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