Definition for withdrew (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), with·drew, with·drawn, with·draw·ing.
verb (used without object), with·drew, with·drawn, with·draw·ing.
Origin of withdraw
Examples from the Web for withdrew
Other communist countries that withdrew their films and delegates included East Germany, Cuba, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many secular activists from the urban areas of Damascus or Aleppo withdrew long ago, sickened by what the uprising was becoming.Who Are These ‘Moderate’ Syrians Obama Wants to Pit Against ISIS?|Jamie Dettmer|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But McCrum withdrew his name in 2010, as the prolonged nomination process stalled his law practice.
By the morning of August 4th, the outgunned Peshmerga were running out of ammunition and withdrew from Sinjar district entirely.
On Friday, Warners withdrew the claim and YouTube put it back up.Hedgehog Birthday, ‘Frozen Is the New Black,’ and More Viral Videos|Alex Chancey|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He seemed quite pleased to get rid of her so easily, and placing all her confidence in Mary, she withdrew.The Miraculous Medal|Jean Marie Aladel
The children began to cry, and unable to stand the sight any longer Joe withdrew.Joe The Hotel Boy|Horatio Alger Jr.
After several trials of this sort, they withdrew and held a council of war.The Broncho Rider Boys with Funston at Vera Cruz|Frank Fowler
He at once withdrew, thinking that some of the ladies in the hurry of the moment had gone into the wrong bedroom.
The footman, obeying a significant glance from the butler, withdrew; the butler himself went softly out of the room.The Best Short Stories of 1917|Various
British Dictionary definitions for withdrew (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for withdrew (2 of 2)
verb -draws, -drawing, -drew or -drawn
Word Origin for withdraw
Word Origin and History for withdrew
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.