withdrew

[ with-droo, with- ]
/ wɪðˈdru, wɪθ- /

verb

simple past tense of withdraw.

Definition for withdrew (2 of 2)

withdraw

[ with-draw, with- ]
/ wɪðˈdrɔ, wɪθ- /

verb (used with object), with·drew, with·drawn, with·draw·ing.

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.

verb (used without object), with·drew, with·drawn, with·draw·ing.

Origin of withdraw

First recorded in 1175–1225, withdraw is from the Middle English word withdrawen. See with-, draw
Related forms

Synonym study

4. See depart.
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British Dictionary definitions for withdrew (1 of 2)

withdrew

/ (wɪðˈdruː) /

verb

the past tense of withdraw

British Dictionary definitions for withdrew (2 of 2)

withdraw

/ (wɪðˈdrɔː) /

verb -draws, -drawing, -drew or -drawn

(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
Derived Formswithdrawable, adjectivewithdrawer, noun

Word Origin for withdraw

C13: from with (in the sense: away from) + draw
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Word Origin and History for withdrew

withdraw


v.

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.

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