withhold from

withhold (something) from (someone or something)

To not allow someone or an animal access to something. I can't believe you withheld that information from me! You've got to start withholding food from your dog or he is going to become dangerously overweight. The company has had to withhold severance pay from all its former employees as a part of its liquidation.
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withhold something from (someone or an animal)

to hold something back or in reserve from someone or an animal. We withheld some of the food from the guests. I had to withhold some food from the dog so there would be enough for tomorrow.
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