withdraw from

withdraw from (something)

1. To retract or shrink back from someone or something. The nervous animal withdrew from the man entering its cage. He withdrew from my hand as I reached across to wipe the dirt from his face. I had to withdraw from the bright lights due to my migraine.
2. To depart, retreat, or retire from something or some place, as for rest or seclusion. We withdrew from the noisy party to get some fresh air in the summer evening. No one noticed that Bob had withdrawn from the meeting room just before the boss started demanding explanations for the low sales.
3. To cease to be associated with some group or activity; to remove oneself from active participation in something. He was forced to withdraw from the competition amid the accusations of cheating. She is refusing to withdraw from the board of directors.
4. To take someone or something out of or away from something; to remove someone or something from something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "withdraw" and "from." I hastily withdrew my hand from the box when Mary said there could be spiders inside. She withdrew an old photograph from her father's desk drawer. Someone withdrew $400 from my account this morning, and it certainly wasn't me.
5. To cause or force someone or something to depart, retreat, or flee from something or some place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "withdraw" and "from." They have begun withdrawing troops from the war-torn region. Please withdraw your agents from our offices immediately.
6. To remove someone or something from active consideration or participation in something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "withdraw" and "from." I'm afraid I must withdraw my application from the process, as it could be seen as a conflict of interest. The party has withdrawn its candidate from the election.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But if he could prove otherwise, Lim said it should be Estrada who should withdraw from the race.
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The ACC had decided to endorse a request from primates that Canada and the United States withdraw from the Council at least until the 2008 Lambeth Conference, and had asked them to "voluntarily withdraw" from two important council committees--the standing committee and the inter-Anglican finance and administration committee.
The 30-year-old is the third player this week to withdraw from Sammy McIlroy's squad for the important Euro 2004 qualifier.
Such destructive actions were condemned worldwide, and the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution ordering Israel to withdraw from Palestinian territory.
Subsection (a) of the rule lists situations where an attorney must withdraw from a representation, including when the attorney's continued representation would result in a violation, of the Rules of Professional Conduct, when the attorney has a physical or mental condition that materially impairs the attorney's ability to represent the client, and when the attorney has been discharged by the client.
And a cause may be just--getting North Korea to withdraw from South Korea, getting Saddam Hussein to withdraw from Kuwait, or ending terrorism--but it does not follow that going to war on behalf of that cause, with the inevitable mayhem that follows, is just.
French bank Credit Agricole Indosuez will withdraw from Nepal, citing worsening economic conditions in the kingdom, a banking source said Thursday.
"If we knew what we know now, Justice Wilcox surely would have been obligated to withdraw from the case," Benson said in a press statement.
2056(b)(7) if, under the terms of the testamentary QTIP trust, the surviving spouse has the "power, exercisable annually, to compel the trustee to withdraw from the IRA an amount equal to all the income earned on the assets held by the IRA" and to pay that amount to the surviving spouse.
Deloitte & Touche, the California Court of Appeals, Fourth Appellate District, held that judges must instruct juries that professional standards promulgated by the AICPA authorize auditors to withdraw from engagements--regardless of prejudice to the clients--based on a showing of good cause.
The Alberta Court of Appeal recently ruled that a lawyer cannot withdraw from a case because he or she has not been paid.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is giving the militants until the end of Eid (August 16th) to withdraw from the demilitarized zone in northwestern Syria, an official source from the military told Al-Masdar News this morning.
On rare occasions, such as when an S corporation desires to strip out its earnings and profits to eliminate a section 1375 passive investment tax, it is advantageous to make an election to alter these distribution rules so as to first withdraw from the earnings and profits layer.