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v. with·drew (-dro͞o′), with·drawn (-drôn′), with·draw·ing, with·draws
a. To take back or away; remove: withdrew his hand from the cookie jar.
b. To cause to leave or return: The government withdrew its diplomats from the capital.
c. To remove (money) from an account.
d. To turn away (one's gaze, for example).
e. To draw aside: withdrew the curtain.
a. To remove from consideration or participation: withdrew her application; withdrew his son from the race.
b. To recall or retract: withdrew the accusation.
a. To move or draw back; retire: The lawyers withdrew to the judge's chambers.
b. To leave or return, as from a military position.
a. To remove oneself from active participation: withdrew from the competition.
b. To become detached from social or emotional involvement: After the snubbing, he withdrew into a shell.
3. To recall or remove a motion from consideration in parliamentary procedure.
a. To discontinue the use of a drug or other substance, especially one that is addictive.
b. To react physiologically and mentally to this discontinuance, often while experiencing distressing symptoms.
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|Noun||1.||withdrawer - an authority who withdraws permission|
authority - (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others; "the authorities have issued a curfew"
|2.||withdrawer - an individualist who withdraws from social interaction|
individualist - a person who pursues independent thought or action
|3.||withdrawer - a drug addict who is discontinuing the use of narcotics|
|4.||withdrawer - a contestant who withdraws from competition|
contestant - a person who participates in competitions
|5.||withdrawer - a student who withdraws from the educational institution in which he or she was enrolled|
|6.||withdrawer - a depositor who withdraws funds previously deposited|
depositor - a person who has deposited money in a bank or similar institution
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