1. [ verb ] pull back or move away or backward
Synonyms: retreat draw_back move_back recede retire pull_back pull_away

"The enemy withdrew" "The limo pulled away from the curb"

Related terms: travel back_up recede retreat withdrawal
2. [ verb ] withdraw from active participation
Synonyms: retire

: "He retired from chess"

Related terms: discontinue retire bow_out retiree retirement
3. [ verb ] release from something that holds fast. connects, or entangles
Synonyms: disengage

"I want to disengage myself from his influence" "disengage the gears"

Related terms: engage let_go_of unlock withdrawer
4. [ verb ] cause to be returned
Synonyms: call_back call_in recall

"recall the defective auto tires" The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"

Related terms: take decommission callback
5. [ verb ] take back what one has said
Synonyms: take_back unsay swallow

"He swallowed his words"

Related terms: renounce withdrawal
6. [ verb ] remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc.; or remove something abstract
Synonyms: remove take take_away

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "It withdraws heat from the environment"

Related terms: dig draw extract shed draw unpack take_off take_away take_away clean scoop dislodge wipe_off tear_away clear skim de-iodinate amputate take_out aspirate brush muck clear discharge lift strip empty degas unsaddle knock_out aspirate draw_off leach pick draw wash flick strip strip strip seed pit defuse wear_away defang bone disembowel shuck unhinge clean shell tusk hull dehorn scalp crumb lift unstring exenterate enucleate enucleate harvest burl chip_away ream desorb pull demineralise eliminate clear_out winnow dredge ablate stem tip clean strip scale circumcise undock decorticate excavate extirpate scavenge spoon resect shuck string shell condense unveil weed unburden hypophysectomize lift head bail_out bur husk detoxify delete ladle unbrace gut depilate clean de-ionate decarbonize delouse leach bail clear_off decalcify unsling subtract removal withdrawal
7. [ verb ] keep away from others
Synonyms: seclude sequestrate sequester

"He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"

Related terms: isolate adjourn withdrawer seclusion
8. [ verb ] (work) retire gracefully
Synonyms: bow_out

"He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship"

Related terms: retire retire withdrawal
9. [ verb ] lose interest
Synonyms: retire

"he retired from life when his wife died"

Related terms: tire chicken_out retire withdrawer
10. [ verb ] break from a meeting or gathering
Synonyms: retire adjourn

"We adjourned for lunch" "The men retired to the library"

Related terms: close prorogue seclude adjournment meet
11. [ verb ] remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
Synonyms: draw draw_off take_out

"She drew $2,000 from the account" "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"

Related terms: deposit remove tap overdraw divest hive_off cheque draw withdrawal withdrawer
12. [ verb ] make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
Synonyms: back_away back_out crawfish crawfish_out pull_back pull_in_one's_horns retreat

"We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him" "He backed out of his earlier promise" "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"

Related terms: withdrawer withdrawer
Similar spelling:   withdrawn