[ with-droo, with- ]
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  1. the simple past tense of withdraw.

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How to use withdrew in a sentence

  • Ripperda's eye fell upon the mantle,—it was discoloured a dark red in many places, he nodded his head, and the man withdrew.

  • Having accomplished his task within three months Datto Mandi withdrew with all his men, except two who wished to settle at Pardo.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • The Frenchman never withdrew his blade; but his very anxiety to make a hit was defeating itself.

  • The man was accustomed to the French of Englishmen, and withdrew without moving a muscle of his face.

    Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Overborne by their counsels, after lying in front of the position for three days he withdrew to Ciudad Rodrigo.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison

British Dictionary definitions for withdrew


/ (wɪðˈdruː) /

  1. the past tense of withdraw

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