withdraw


withdraw
[[t]wɪðdrɔ͟ː[/t]]
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withdraws, withdrawing, withdrew, withdrawn
1) VERB If you withdraw something from a place, you remove it or take it away. [FORMAL]

[V n] He reached into his pocket and withdrew a sheet of notepaper...

[V n from n] Cassandra withdrew her hand from Roger's.

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2) V-ERG When groups of people such as troops withdraw or when someone withdraws them, they leave the place where they are fighting or where they are based and return nearer home.

He stated that all foreign forces would withdraw as soon as the crisis ended...

[V n from n] The United States has announced it is to withdraw forty-thousand troops from Western Europe in the next year...

[V from n] Troops withdrew from the north east of the country last March. [Also V to n]

3) VERB If you withdraw money from a bank account, you take it out of that account.

[V n] Open a savings account that does not charge ridiculous fees to withdraw money...

[V n from n] They withdrew 100 dollars from a bank account after checking out of their hotel.

4) VERB If you withdraw to another room, you go there. [FORMAL]

[V to n] He and the others withdrew to their rented rooms...

He poured the wine and then withdrew again...

[V into n] Kenworthy withdrew into his bedroom, washed and shaved.

5) VERB If you withdraw from an activity or organization, you stop taking part in it.

[V from n] The African National Congress threatened to withdraw from the talks. [Also V]

6) VERB If you withdraw a remark or statement that you have made, you say that you want people to ignore it. [FORMAL]

[V n] He withdrew his remarks and explained that he had meant to say `discreet' instead of `decent'.

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