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Withdraw


WITHDRAW, verb transitive [with and draw.]

1. To take back; to take from.

It is impossible that God should withdraw his presence from any thing.

We say, to withdraw capital from a bank or stock in trade, to withdraw aid or assistance.

2. To recall; to cause to retire or leave; to call back or away. France has withdrawn her troops from Spain.

WITHDRAW, verb intransitive To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place. We withdrew from the company at ten oclock.

She from her husband soft withdrew.