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Meaning of withdraw

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      v 1: pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew";
           "The limo pulled away from the curb" [syn: {withdraw},
           {retreat}, {pull away}, {draw back}, {recede}, {pull back},
           {retire}, {move back}] [ant: {advance}, {go on}, {march
           on}, {move on}, {pass on}, {progress}]
      2: withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess"
         [syn: {retire}, {withdraw}]
      3: release from something that holds fast, connects, or
         entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence";
         "disengage the gears" [syn: {disengage}, {withdraw}] [ant:
         {engage}, {lock}, {mesh}, {operate}]
      4: cause to be returned; "recall the defective auto tires"; "The
         manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt" [syn:
         {recall}, {call in}, {call back}, {withdraw}]
      5: take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words" [syn:
         {swallow}, {take back}, {unsay}, {withdraw}]
      6: keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study
         to write a book" [syn: {seclude}, {sequester}, {sequestrate},
      7: break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch";
         "The men retired to the library" [syn: {adjourn}, {withdraw},
      8: retire gracefully; "He bowed out when he realized he could no
         longer handle the demands of the chairmanship" [syn: {bow
         out}, {withdraw}]
      9: remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000
         from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from
         the hospital's emergency bank" [syn: {withdraw}, {draw},
         {take out}, {draw off}] [ant: {bank}, {deposit}]
      10: lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"
          [syn: {retire}, {withdraw}]
      11: make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity;
          "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" [syn: {retreat},
          {pull back}, {back out}, {back away}, {crawfish}, {crawfish
          out}, {pull in one's horns}, {withdraw}]
      12: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking
          off, or remove something abstract; "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" [syn: {remove}, {take},
          {take away}, {withdraw}]

WordNet ® Princeton University.

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