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Definition 1: keep away from others - [verb of change]

Samples where withdraw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He sequestered himself in his study to write a book

Synonyms for withdraw in the sense of this definition

(withdraw is a kind of ...) place or set apart

"They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) withdraw, as from reality

"he lost himslef in his music"

(withdraw has a similar meaning as ...) break from a meeting or gathering

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

Definition 2: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract - [verb of change]

Samples where withdraw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • remove a threat
  • remove a wrapper
  • Remove the dirty dishes from the table
  • take the gun from your pocket
  • This machine withdraws heat from the environment

Synonyms for withdraw in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove body hair

"epilate her legs"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove from a culture or a living or dead body, as for the purposes of transplantation

"Should one harvest organs from dead people for transplants?"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the tip from

"tip artichokes"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the stem from

"for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) surgically remove (an organ)

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove (a tumor or eye) from an enveloping sac or cover

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the contents of (an organ)

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the nucleus from (a cell)

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the cortex of (an organ)

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove (water) from a vessel with a container

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove (someone's or one's own) clothes

"The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim" "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes" "He disinvested himself of his garments"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove an organ or bodily structure

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits

"Clean the turkey"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove shells or husks from

"clean grain before milling it"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) blow away or off with a current of air

"winnow chaff" "The speaker ceased to be an amusing little gnat to be fanned away and was kicked off the forum"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove in small bits

"pick meat from a bone"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) free (the throat) by making a rasping sound

"Clear the throat"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove muck, clear away muck, as in a mine

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove from a surface

"the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) take off or away by decreasing

"lift the pressure"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove from a seedbed or from a nursery

"lift the tulip bulbs"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove by pulling or ripping violently and forcefully

"The passing bus tore off her side mirror"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) take away or remove

"Take that weight off me!"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) take out or remove

"take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the pits from

"pit plums and cherries"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the seeds from

"seed grapes"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the hinges from

"unhinge the door"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the shucks from

"shuck corn"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the hulls from

"hull the berries"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove crumbs from

"crumb the table"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove or withdraw gradually:

"These new customs are chipping away at the quality of life"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the burls from cloth

(... is a kind of withdraw ) destroy or break forcefully

"The windows were knocked out"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove unwanted substances from

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the pituitary glands

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove gas from

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the husks from

"husk corn"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the burrs from

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove from sight

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove with a flick (of the hand)

(... is a kind of withdraw ) take off or remove

"strip a wall of its wallpaper"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove a constituent from a liquid

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove

"clear the leaves from the lawn" "Clear snow from the road"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the fangs from

"defang the poisonous snake"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the bones from

"bone the turkey before roasting it"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the entrails of

"draw a chicken"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove from its shell or outer covering

"shell the legumes" "shell mussels"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove from the shell

"shuck oysters"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the tusks of animals

"tusk an elephant"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) prevent the growth of horns of certain animals

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the scalp of

"The enemies were scalped"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) clear of weeds

"weed the garden"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove water from

"condense the milk"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove substances from by a percolating liquid

"leach the soil"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove calcium or lime from

"decalcify the rock"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove poison from

"detoxify the soil"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove ions from

"ionate thyroxine"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove iodine from

"de-iodinate the thyroxine"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove carbon from (an engine)

(... is a kind of withdraw ) free of lice

"They deloused the prisoners after they liberated the camps"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove by making a hole or by boring

"the dentist reamed out the debris in the course of the root canal treatment"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove with or as if with a brush

"brush away the crumbs" "brush the dust from the jacket" "brush aside the objections"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent

"he washed the dirt from his coat" "The nurse washed away the blood" "Can you wash away the spots on the windows?" "he managed to wash out the stains"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove from a surface on which it is adsorbed

"the substance was desorbed"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) take away

"pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the minerals or salts from

"demineralize water"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations

(... is a kind of withdraw ) clear out the chest and lungs

"This drug expectorates quickly"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove from a larger whole

"the new start-up company carved out a large chunk of the market within a year"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the triggering device from

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove with a power shovel, usually from a bottom of a body of water

(... is a kind of withdraw ) diminish, as by friction

"Erosion wore away the surface"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove surgically

"amputate limbs"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) surgically remove a part of a structure or an organ

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove from the surface

"skim cream from the surface of milk"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the surface from

"strip wood"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) strip the cured leaves from

"strip tobacco"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the scales from

"scale fish"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) cut the foreskin off male babies or teenage boys

"During the bris, the baby boy is circumcised"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) take (a ship) out of a dock

"undock the ship"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) turn up, loosen, or remove earth

"Dig we must" "turn over the soil for aeration"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the inner part or the core of

"the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) take out or up with or as if with a scoop

"scoop the sugar out of the container"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense

"pull weeds" "extract a bad tooth" "take out a splinter" "extract information from the telegram"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove something from a container or an enclosed space

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the strings from

"unstring my guitar"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the stringy parts of

"string beans"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove by wiping

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state

"Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands" "The car carried us off to the meeting" "I'll take you away on a holiday" "I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the cover from

"unveil a painting"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove from its packing

"unpack the presents"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) take the burden off; remove the burden from

"unburden the donkey"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove

"Empty the water"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the charge from

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the saddle from

"They unsaddled their mounts"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) get rid of

"he shed his image as a pushy boss" "shed your clothes"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove or force out from a position

"The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums" "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove while making clean

"Clean the spots off the rug"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove by suction

"aspirate the wound"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove or make invisible

"Please delete my name from your list"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove with or as if with a ladle

"ladle the water out of the bowl"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) scoop up or take up with a spoon

"spoon the sauce over the roast"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the guts of

"gut the sheep"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove the head of

"head the fish"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove by drawing or pulling

"She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth" "draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely

"The boys cleaned the sandwich platters" "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) take liquid out of a container or well

"She drew water from the barrel"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover

"draw a weapon" "pull out a gun" "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate

(... is a kind of withdraw ) cause to flow

"The nurse drew blood"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)

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

Definition 3: make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity - [verb of communication]

Samples where withdraw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for withdraw in the sense of this definition

(withdraw has a similar meaning as ...) pull back or move away or backward

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

Definition 4: take back what one has said - [verb of communication]

Samples where withdraw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He swallowed his words

Synonyms for withdraw in the sense of this definition

(withdraw is a kind of ...) cast off

"She renounced her husband" "The parents repudiated their son"

Definition 5: release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles - [verb of contact]

Samples where withdraw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for withdraw in the sense of this definition

(withdraw is a kind of ...) release, as from one's grip

"Let go of the door handle, please!" "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) set free or release

Definition 6: lose interest - [verb of emotion]

Samples where withdraw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he retired from life when his wife died

Synonyms for withdraw in the sense of this definition

(withdraw is a kind of ...) lose interest or become bored with something or somebody

"I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) remove oneself from an obligation

"He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved"

(withdraw has a similar meaning as ...) withdraw from active participation

"He retired from chess"

Definition 7: pull back or move away or backward - [verb of motion]

Samples where withdraw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for withdraw in the sense of this definition

(withdraw is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) move back and away from

"The enemy fell back"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) move back

"The glacier retrogrades"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) move backwards from a certain position

"The bully had to back down"

(withdraw has a similar meaning as ...) make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity

"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"

Definition 8: remove (a commodity) from (a supply source) - [verb of possession]

Samples where withdraw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for withdraw in the sense of this definition

(withdraw is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

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

(... is a kind of withdraw ) withdraw money by writing a check

(... is a kind of withdraw ) take a small amount from

"I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions

(... is a kind of withdraw ) draw more money from than is available

"She overdrew her account"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) draw from or dip into to get something

"tap one's memory" "tap a source of money"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)

"The company decided to divest" "the board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property" "There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa"

(withdraw has a similar meaning as ...) take liquid out of a container or well

"She drew water from the barrel"

Definition 9: cause to be returned - [verb of possession]

Samples where withdraw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for withdraw in the sense of this definition

(withdraw is a kind of ...) take into one's possession

"We are taking an orphan from Romania" "I'll take three salmon steaks"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) withdraw from active service

"The warship was decommissioned in 1998"

Samples where withdraw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for withdraw in the sense of this definition

(withdraw is a kind of ...) cease to operate or cause to cease operating

"The owners decided to move and to close the factory" "My business closes every night at 8 P.M." "close up the shop"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body

(withdraw implies ...) collect in one place

"We assembled in the church basement" "Let's gather in the dining room"

(withdraw has a similar meaning as ...) keep away from others

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

Samples where withdraw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He retired from chess

Synonyms for withdraw in the sense of this definition

(withdraw is a kind of ...) put an end to a state or an activity

"Quit teasing your little brother"

(... is a kind of withdraw ) withdraw from established society, especially because of disillusion with conventional values

"She hasn't heard from her brother in years--he dropped out after moving to California"

(withdraw has a similar meaning as ...) lose interest

"he retired from life when his wife died"

(withdraw has a similar meaning as ...) retire gracefully

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

Samples where withdraw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for withdraw in the sense of this definition

(withdraw is a kind of ...) go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position

"He retired at age 68"

(withdraw has a similar meaning as ...) withdraw from active participation

"He retired from chess"

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