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  • v  pull back or move away or backward
  • v  withdraw from active participation
  • v  release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
  • v  cause to be returned
  • v  take back what one has said
  • v  keep away from others
  • v  break from a meeting or gathering
  • v  retire gracefully
  • v  remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
  • v  lose interest
  • v  make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
  • v  remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
    This machine withdraws heat from the environment

  • Giuliani insists that his protege's withdrawal is solely about the nanny problemand not about the cacophony of other issues that surfaced, like Kerik's recent $6.
  • While Steven Spielberg's withdrawal from his role as an artistic adviser was a public relations blow to the Beijing Olympics, the announcement this week that Haile Gebrselassie .
  • On Iraq: Outlined his withdrawal plan, says it's a "very complicated operation" and "I've got no interest in doing this carelessly.
News & Articles


  • President Bush in CNN
    Russia must stop its bombing campaign, cease flights of Russian aircraft in Georgian airspace and withdraw its ground forces from Georgia,Obama said.
  • John McCain in Forbes
    Myers as the two candidates campaigned along the state's southwest coast, McCain told reporters about Iraq: "If we surrender and wave a white flag, like Senator Clinton wants to do, and withdraw, as Governor Romney wanted to do, then there will be...
  • Nouri al-Maliki in Forbes
    But al-Maliki told reporters Saturday, "We say in full confidence that we are able, God willing, to take the responsibility completely in running the security file if the international forces withdraw at any time they want."

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