withdraw Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “withdraw” - Learner’s Dictionary


/wɪðˈdrɔː/ ( past tense withdrew, past participle withdrawn)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REMOVE [T] to remove something, especially because of an official decision: This product has been withdrawn from sale.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withdraws, or if someone withdraws it, it leaves the place where it is fighting: The President has ordered troops to be withdrawn from the area.DepartingThe armed forces generally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 from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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