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go into (one's) shell

1. To retreat into one's mind or otherwise isolate oneself so as to avoid undesirable thoughts, situations, or interactions with people. After getting mugged I went into my shell and didn't speak to anyone for nearly a week. I'm not good around large groups of people; I usually just go into my shell and wait until I can be alone. Don't go into your shell because you don't want an argument—talk to me and let's discuss the problem!
2. To act in a reserved and/or defensive manner. The team went into their shells after half time, trying to protect a slim lead. The senator went into his shell when reporters tried to question him about allegations of tax fraud.
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retreat into (one's) shell

1. To retreat into one's mind or otherwise isolate oneself so as to avoid undesirable thoughts, situations, or interactions with people. After getting mugged I retreated into my shell and didn't speak to anyone for nearly a week. I'm not good around large groups of people; I usually just retreat into my shell and wait until I can be alone. Don't retreat into your shell because you don't want an argument—talk to me and let's discuss the problem!
2. To act in a reserved and/or defensive manner. The team retreated into their shells after half time, trying to protect a slim lead. The senator retreated into his shell when reporters tried to question him about allegations of tax fraud.
See also: retreat, shell

withdraw into (one's) shell

1. To retreat into one's mind or otherwise isolate oneself so as to avoid undesirable thoughts, situations, or interactions with people. After getting mugged I withdrew into my shell and didn't speak to anyone for nearly a week. I'm not good around large groups of people; I usually just withdraw into my shell and wait until I can be alone. Don't withdraw into your shell because you don't want an argument—talk to me and let's discuss the problem!
2. To act in a reserved and/or defensive manner. The team withdrew into their shells after half time, trying to protect a slim lead. The senator withdrew into his shell when reporters tried to question him about allegations of tax fraud.
See also: shell, withdraw

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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In NA-271 Kharan-Washuk, Alama Habib Ahmed Naqshbandi of Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan-Noorani, former district nazim Mir Mujibur Rehman Muhammad Hasni and Sardarzada Omair Muhammad Hasni have withdrew their nomination forms in favour of the Pakistan People's Party candidate Mir Ehsanullah Reiki.
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In PB-46 Kharan, the candidates withdrew their nomination forms among them Haji Ghulam Hussain Baloch, Haji Samee Baloch, Hafiz Jamal Abdul Nasir of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Nazriati in favour of BNP-M candidate Sana Baloch
I'm sure that none of the groups that withdrew from the program because of the objectionable policy would want to be characterized as having "nearly caved" on screening employees.
The team then analyzed and plotted the academic trajectory for every student by quarter to determine when each graduated, withdrew, transferred, or was retained in a grade.
Of course, it can be anticipated that some students who withdrew or transferred graduated subsequently from other schools.
nu = nonunion; x = resigned, withdrew, then resigned again)
Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) patients who remained on COPAXONE(R) (glatiramer acetate injection) therapy for an average of 10 years experienced significantly less progression of disability than patients who withdrew from the open-label, long-term follow-up study.
Calvert withdrew its shareholder resolution asking the company to bring race and gender diversity to its board of directors after Molex appointed the first woman to its board.
Calvert withdrew its shareholder resolution after the Chair of the Board's nominating Committee agreed to include an independent director with quality control experience when filling the next vacant Board seat.
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it withdrew its 'AA' counterparty credit and financial strength ratings on First Columbine Life Insurance Co.
Standard & Poor's today withdrew its single-'B'-plus corporate credit rating on First Union Real Estate Investments.
If you fail to take your money out in a timely fashion, or if you take out less than is required by the rules, you could pay a 50 percent penalty tax on the difference between what you should have withdrawn and what you actually withdrew.
July 9, 1999--Standard & Poor's today withdrew its ratings on five Franklin money market funds and 12 bond funds at the request of Franklin Advisers Inc.
We are not surprised that Tumbleweed voluntarily withdrew its frivolous request for a preliminary injunction without any concessions from us.