withdraw


withdraw (http://definr.com/withdraw)

     v 1: pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew";
          "The limo pulled away from the curb" [syn: retreat, {pull
          away}, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, {move
          back}]
     2: withdraw from active participation: "He retired from chess"
        [syn: retire]
     3: release from something that holds fast. connects, or
        entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his
        influence"; "disengage the gears" [syn: disengage] [ant:
         engage]
     4: cause to be returned; "recall the defective auto tires"; The
        manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt" [syn:
        recall, call in, call back]
     5: take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words" [syn:
        swallow, take back, unsay]
     6: keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study
        to write a book" [syn: seclude, sequester, sequestrate]
     7: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking
        off, etc.; 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" [syn: remove, take,
         take away]
     8: break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch";
        "The men retired to the library" [syn: adjourn, retire]
     9: retire gracefully; "He bowed out when he realized he could
        no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship" [syn: {bow
        out}]
     10: 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" [syn: draw,
          take out, draw off] [ant: deposit]
     11: lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"
         [syn: retire]
     12: 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" [syn: retreat,
         pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, {crawfish
         out}, pull in one's horns]