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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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References in classic literature ?
Having gone over these several heads with great eloquence and force, and having further informed the novice that this society had its origin in his own teeming brain, stimulated by a swelling sense of wrong and outrage, Mr Tappertit demanded whether he had strength of heart to take the mighty pledge required, or whether he would withdraw while retreat was yet in his power.
See "Virginia Withdraws Con-Con Application" in our April 5 issue and "Georgia Withdraws Con-Con Applications" in our May 3 issue.
530(d)(5), as long as the new beneficiary is a qualifying family member under age 30, who withdraws the funds within 30 days of attaining age 30 and deposits them into another Coverdell ESA within 60 days.
Additionally, DCR withdraws its current ratings on outstanding CFS-serviced ABS transactions (rated 'BB' (Double-B)), affecting approximately $1.
s Student Loan Trusts 1999-1, 2004-1 & 2004-C&D and withdraws all ratings.
Fitch simultaneously withdraws the rating on all classes of Primoris notes.
NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings withdraws Nikko Cordial Securities Inc.
NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings downgrades one class and withdraws ratings on all classes of notes issued by Norma CDO I, Ltd.