Meaning of “withhold” - Learner’s Dictionary

withhold

verb [ T ] uk us /wɪðˈhəʊld/ (past tense and past participle withheld)

to not give someone the information, money, etc that they want:

The company has decided to withhold payment until the job has been finished.

(Definition of “withhold” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)