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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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Gale and Vives (2002) and Allen and Gale (1998) do not assume sequential service, but the optimal contract has a structure similar to the deposit contract in the sense that for high values of R the payoff to early withdrawers is not contingent.
As more agents place withdrawal demands, the probability that the final number of impatient agents is large increases and the size of the payment to early withdrawers tends to decrease.
Withdrawers "had significantly higher GPAs and were 40 percent more likely to have a degree in their teaching field than new hires.
Previous research has found that only a small proportion of withdrawers tend to be employed (White et al.
Each of the (eventually twelve) associations was separately organized and managed, and each paid its own way by imposing charges on waste dischargers and water withdrawers.
Since school officials no longer recorded the number of children withdrawing annually after 1876, it is impossible to know if the number of withdrawers moved downward with the decline in children "at work.