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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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Such contributions are accumulated as mandatory savings in a personal account and are withdrawable on reaching 55 years of age or in retirement.
The original specification for this project, which was written by Dai Al Hand Consultants, had, in fact, called for withdrawable switchgear.
In recent years, the Desk has greatly curtailed its use of withdrawable term RPs, and in 1999 none were arranged.
The investors expect the entity to be operated for their financial benefit and to provide them with withdrawable or otherwise realizable gains.
The fixed type switchgear of the medium voltage (MV) market is also gaining popularity when compared to the withdrawable type, due to higher safety standards in the MV market of the ANZ region.
The objective of the contract award procedure is to conclude a framework agreement with a contractor on the delivery of 90 withdrawable conveyor systems for loose cargo loading of aircraft, which can be installed on conventional mobile conveyor belts including maintenance and guarantee for Flughafen Wien AG over a period of 3 years from the conclusion of the framework agreement with A two-year extension option of 12 months.
This PS5 payment will be withdrawable instantly from the point that a reader completes registration of their account.
Based on past experience, groundwater users believe that the; government will build a project to import needed water if the farmers ultimately run out of economically withdrawable groundwater.
The risk that subsequent reserve revisions would unexpectedly create a surplus was reduced because term RPs were used less frequently to meet an estimated reserve shortage in its entirety; for this reason the Desk did not find it necessary to make withdrawable any of the term RPs it arranged in 1997.
Standard's investment portfolio is of good quality and sufficient liquidity for the company's business needs given that the majority of its liabilities are not withdrawable.
2 "Line" sockets equipped with a withdrawable circuit-breaker with a disconnector Of earth
If the beneficiary's noncumulative withdrawal right exceeds the $5,000/5% limits, the aggregate withdrawable amounts in excess of these limits which she did not withdraw will be includable in her gross estate (but not in excess of the full proceeds).
Term repurchase agreements may last no longer than fifteen days and may be either withdrawable or fixed term.
safe Delivery to Site,lnstallation,testing and Commissioning of 24 Kv,3 Phase,metal Clad Switch Gear, in Do or Draw Out Withdrawable Trolley Type, Vacuum Circuit Breakers Panels (1 Incomer + 2 Outgoing), Complete Assembly With Protective Devices, Accessories (Oem Panel) Conforming to Relevant Is/iec as Per Enclosed Specification in Annexure-i at 22 Kvlco Sub-station, Brit Vashi Complex,navi Mumbai-400703
The Desk believed that if withdrawable RPs had been arranged on a Thursday, dealers probably would have opted to refinance at lower rates the next day, forcing the Desk to find another opportunity to add back the reserves.