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Withdraw vs. Withdrawal

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Withdrawverb

(transitive) To pull (something) back, aside, or away.

Withdrawalnoun

Receiving from someone's care what one has earlier entrusted to them. Usually refers to money.

Withdrawverb

(intransitive) To stop talking to, or interacting with, other people and start thinking thoughts that are not related to what is happening around.

Withdrawalnoun

A method of birth control which consists of removing the penis from the vagina before ejaculation.

Withdrawverb

(transitive) To take back (a comment, etc).

‘to withdraw false charges’;

Withdrawalnoun

A type of metabolic shock the body undergoes when a substance, usually a toxin such as heroin, to which a patient is addicted is withheld. Sometimes used with the substance as modifier

‘heroin withdrawal’; ‘nicotine withdrawal’;

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Withdrawverb

(transitive) To remove, to stop providing (one's support, etc).

Withdrawalnoun

An act of withdrawing.

Withdrawverb

(transitive) To extract (money from an account).

Withdrawalnoun

The act of withdrawing; withdrawment; retreat; retraction.

Withdrawverb

(intransitive) To retreat.

Withdrawalnoun

a retraction of a previously held position

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Withdrawverb

(intransitive) To be in withdrawal from an addictive drug etc.

Withdrawalnoun

the act of taking out money or other capital

Withdrawverb

To take back or away, as what has been bestowed or enjoyed; to draw back; to cause to move away or retire; as, to withdraw aid, favor, capital, or the like.

‘Impossible it is that God should withdraw his presence from anything.’;

Withdrawalnoun

the act of withdrawing

Withdrawverb

To take back; to recall or retract; as, to withdraw false charges.

Withdrawalnoun

avoiding emotional involvement

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Withdrawverb

To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away; as, he withdrew from the company.

Withdrawalnoun

formal separation from an alliance or federation

Withdrawverb

pull back or move away or backward;

‘The enemy withdrew’; ‘The limo pulled away from the curb’;

Withdrawalnoun

the termination of drug taking

Withdrawverb

withdraw from active participation;

‘He retired from chess’;

Withdrawalnoun

the action of withdrawing something

‘the withdrawal of legal aid’;

Withdrawverb

release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles;

‘I want to disengage myself from his influence’; ‘disengage the gears’;

Withdrawalnoun

an act of taking money out of an account.

Withdrawverb

cause to be returned;

‘recall the defective auto tires’; ‘The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt’;

Withdrawalnoun

the action of ceasing to participate in an activity

‘Italy's withdrawal from NATO’;

Withdrawverb

take back what one has said;

‘He swallowed his words’;

Withdrawalnoun

the process of ceasing to take an addictive drug.

Withdrawverb

keep away from others;

‘He sequestered himself in his study to write a book’;

Withdrawverb

remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. 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’;

Withdrawverb

break from a meeting or gathering;

‘We adjourned for lunch’; ‘The men retired to the library’;

Withdrawverb

retire gracefully;

‘He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship’;

Withdrawverb

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’;

Withdrawverb

lose interest;

‘he retired from life when his wife died’;

Withdrawverb

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’;

Withdrawverb

remove or take away (something) from a particular place or position

‘she prised open the lid and withdrew a slim diamond ring’; ‘Ruth withdrew her hand from his’;

Withdrawverb

take (money) out of an account

‘normally you can withdraw up to £50 in cash’;

Withdrawverb

discontinue or no longer provide (something previously supplied or offered)

‘the party threatened to withdraw its support for the government’;

Withdrawverb

say that (a statement one has made) is untrue or unjustified

‘he failed to withdraw his remarks and apologize’;

Withdrawverb

(of a man) practise coitus interruptus

‘it put me off taking the Pill—my partner now withdraws’;

Withdrawverb

leave or cause to leave a place or situation

‘UN forces withdrew from the province’; ‘both countries agreed to withdraw their troops’;

Withdrawverb

cease to participate in an activity or be a member of a team or organization

‘his rival withdrew from the race on the second lap’;

Withdrawverb

prevent (someone) from participating in an activity

‘patients were withdrawn from therapy when they had been depression-free for a month’;

Withdrawverb

depart to another place in search of quiet or privacy

‘he went silent and withdrew into himself’; ‘they withdrew to their rooms for a siesta’;

Withdrawverb

cease to take an addictive drug

‘for the cocaine user, it is possible to withdraw without medication’;

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