• To pull (something) back, aside, or away.
  • To stop talking to, or interacting with, other people and start thinking thoughts that are not related to what is happening around.
  • To take back (a comment, etc); retract.
  • To remove, to stop providing (one's support, etc); to take out of service.
  • To extract (money from an account).
  • To retreat.
  • To be in withdrawal from an addictive drug etc.


  • From Middle English withdrawen, from with- + drawen. More at with-, draw.

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