- past participle of withdraw.
- removed from circulation, contact, competition, etc.
- shy; retiring; reticent.
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- to draw back, away, or aside; take back; remove: She withdrew her hand from his. He withdrew his savings from the bank.
- to retract or recall: to withdraw an untrue charge.
- to cause (a person) to undergo withdrawal from addiction to a substance.
- to go or move back, away, or aside; retire; retreat: to withdraw from the room.
- to remove oneself from some activity, competition, etc.: He withdrew before I could nominate him.
- to cease using or consuming an addictive narcotic (followed by from): to withdraw from heroin.
- Parliamentary Procedure. to remove an amendment, motion, etc., from consideration.
Origin of withdraw
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Examples from the Web for withdrawn
But that stability can be withdrawn as easily as it was granted.Cambodia’s Smoke-and-Mirrors Democracy
January 9, 2015
He had married a man, then impersonated him and withdrawn $250,000 from his bank account, leading to four years in prison.Prisoners Get Cultural Fix with 8-Tracks and Bootleg Cassettes
August 18, 2014
The year before, Russell blasted Barack Obama for saying that troops should be withdrawn from Iraq.Would-Be Congressman Can’t Quit Saddam
June 27, 2014
Sharon and Bilal no longer talk online and have withdrawn from the Internet.They Want to Know Everything About You
March 5, 2014
After the client crosses the border to Hong Kong, the money can be withdrawn or moved worldwide with much greater ease.Inside China's Underground Black Market Banks
February 26, 2014
After they had withdrawn, no other footsteps approached the sacred place.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
My mother, I thought, might have withdrawn with me, as she knows that I have not a friend in my sister.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
As for George, he had withdrawn into the dusky shadow behind his father's chair.Biographical Stories
She could scarcely endure the aloofness with which he had withdrawn into himself.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
I threw them a shilling: the hay-rope was withdrawn, and at last we went on.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
- the past participle of withdraw
- unusually reserved, introverted, or shy
- secluded or remote
- (tr) to take or draw back or away; remove
- (tr) to remove from deposit or investment in a bank, building society, etc
- (tr) to retract or recall (a statement, promise, etc)
- (intr) to retire or retreatthe troops withdrew
- (intr often foll by from) to back out (of) or depart (from)he withdrew from public life
- (intr) to detach oneself socially, emotionally, or mentally
Word Origin and History for withdrawn
early 13c., "to take back," from with "away" + drawen "to draw," possibly a loan-translation of Latin retrahere "to retract." Sense of "to remove oneself" is recorded from c.1300.