verb (withdrew; withdrawn; withdrawing) Etymology: Middle English, from with from + drawen to draw Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to take back or away ; remove <
pressure upon educational administrators to withdraw academic credit — J. W. Scott
b. to remove from use or cultivation c. to remove (money) from a place of deposit d. to turn away (as the eyes) from an object of attention <
withdrew her gaze
e. to draw (as a curtain) back or aside 2. a. to remove from consideration or set outside a group <
withdrew his name from the list of nominees
withdrew their child from the school
b. (1) take back, retract (2) to recall or remove (a motion) under parliamentary procedure intransitive verb 1. a. to move back or away ; retire b. to draw back from a battlefield ; retreat 2. a. to remove oneself from participation b. to become socially or emotionally detached <
had withdrawn farther and farther into herself — Ethel Wilson
3. to recall a motion under parliamentary procedure • withdrawable adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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