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withdraw

withdraw

withdraw - Dictionary definition and meaning for word withdraw

Definition
(verb) pull back or move away or backward
Example Sentence
  • The enemy withdrew
  • The limo pulled away from the curb

Definition
(verb) withdraw from active participation
Synonyms : retire
Example Sentence
  • He retired from chess

Definition
(verb) release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
Synonyms : disengage
Example Sentence
  • I want to disengage myself from his influence
  • disengage the gears

Definition
(verb) cause to be returned
Synonyms : call back , call in , recall
Example Sentence
  • recall the defective auto tires
  • The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt

Definition
(verb) take back what one has said
Synonyms : swallow , take back , unsay
Example Sentence
  • He swallowed his words

Definition
(verb) keep away from others
Synonyms : seclude , sequester , sequestrate
Example Sentence
  • He sequestered himself in his study to write a book

Definition
(verb) break from a meeting or gathering
Synonyms : adjourn , retire
Example Sentence
  • We adjourned for lunch
  • The men retired to the library

Definition
(verb) retire gracefully
Synonyms : bow out
Example Sentence
  • He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship

Definition
(verb) remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
Synonyms : draw , draw off , take out
Example Sentence
  • She drew $2,000 from the account
  • The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank

Definition
(verb) lose interest
Synonyms : retire
Example Sentence
  • he retired from life when his wife died

Definition
(verb) make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
Example Sentence
  • We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him
  • He backed out of his earlier promise
  • The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns

Definition
(verb) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Synonyms : remove , take , take away
Example Sentence
  • remove a threat
  • remove a wrapper
  • Remove the dirty dishes from the table
  • take the gun from your pocket
  • This machine withdraws heat from the environment

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