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withdraw from something

 
1. to depart from something physically. I withdrew from the smoky room and ran to the open window to get some air. I withdrew from the unpleasant-looking cafe and looked for something more to my liking.
2. . to end one's association with someone or something. I decided to withdraw from all my professional organizations. I had to withdraw from the association because the dues had become too high.
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withdraw into oneself

to become introverted; to concern oneself with one's inner thoughts. After a few years of being ignored, she withdrew into herself. I have to struggle to keep from withdrawing into myself.
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withdraw into something

to pull back into something. The turtle withdrew into its shell. The mouse withdrew into its hole.
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withdraw someone from something

 
1. to pull someone out of something physically. She withdrew the child from the water just in time. I had to withdraw my child from the kindergarten room. He was having such a good time, he wouldn't leave on his own.
2. . to remove someone from an organization or a nomination. The committee withdrew John from nomination and put up someone else. I withdrew my son from kindergarten.
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withdraw something from someone or something

to pull something out of someone or something. She withdrew the book from the stack. I withdrew the splinter from Dave carefully.
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withdraw something into something

to pull something back into something. The turtle withdrew its head into its shell. It then withdrew its feet into the shell also.
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go, retreat, withdraw, etc. into your ˈshell

become more shy and avoid talking to other people: If you ask him about his family, he goes into his shell.
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THE Centre on Monday introduced a judicial reform bill in the Lok Sabha to amend the Constitution and set up a sixmember panel for appointment of Supreme Court and High Court judges after withdrawing it from the Upper House.
At age 59 1/2 you can begin withdrawing funds, but the money will then be taxed.
Intense lobbying the by Galway hurling board in the aftermath of Loughnane's decision to withdraw his name from the contest led to Murphy and Silke withdrawing.
Home-owning couples were little better, withdrawing pounds 645 of the pounds 697 they saved.
If withdrawing enrofloxacin increases campylobacteriosis from airsacculitis-positive chickens, withdrawal may greatly harm human health.
With nearly pounds 4,000 per second expected to be withdrawn from ATMs this Bank Holiday weekend, our advice to people is stay vigilant when withdrawing money,' saidBarnaby Davis, head of ATMs at Barclays.
The Utah House of Representatives passed a joint resolution on February 2 urging Congress to consider withdrawing U.
When and where the students transferred and the reported reasons for withdrawing were also noted in the records for each student.
16(d) requires an attorney to protect a client's interest when withdrawing.
On Wednesday, Beard-Williams told the judge she wanted to fire Campbell for doing a poor job, then later left a telephone message withdrawing the request.
736 is to classify payments made to withdrawing partners in liquidation of their entire partnership interests.
Fitch is withdrawing the ratings due to lack of sufficient information to forecast recoveries on the affected bonds.