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withdraw ( vb ) -drew -drawn -drawing vt

1 :to remove (money) from a place of deposit or investment

2 :to dismiss (a juror) from a jury

3 a :to eliminate from consideration or set outside a category or group [⁓ his candidacy]

b :to cease to proceed with [withdrew the question after an objection was sustained]

c :to take back [⁓ a plea]

d :to remove (a motion) from consideration under parliamentary procedure


1 :to remove oneself from participation [⁓ from a case]

specif :to cease participation in a conspiracy by an affirmative act of renunciation esp. involving confession to the authorities or communication of abandonment to co-conspirators

2 :to remove a motion from consideration under parliamentary procedure

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