Translation of withdraw in Spanish:


(past -drew past p, -drawn)
Pronunciation: /wɪðˈdrɔː/


  • 1 1.1 (recall, remove) [troops/ambassador/representative] retirar ; [hand/arm] retirar , apartar ; [coin/note] retirar de la circulación; [product] retirar de la venta they withdrew their children from the school sacaron a sus niños del colegio 1.2 [Fin] [money/cash] (from bank) retirar , sacar* to withdraw money from an account retirar or sacar* dinero de una cuenta
  • 2 2.1 (cancel, discontinue) [support/funding/service] retirar ; [permission] cancelar they threatened to withdraw their labor amenazaron con ir a la huelga 2.2 (rescind) [application/motion/charges] retirar ; [demand] renunciar a 2.3 (retract) [statement/allegation] retirar , retractarse de


  • 2 2.1 (pull out) [applicant/competitor/candidate] retirarse to withdraw in favor of sb cederle el puesto a algn 2.2 (during intercourse) retirarse , dar* marcha atrás [familiar/colloquial]
  • 3 (retract) [formal] retractarse will you withdraw? ¿retira lo dicho?, ¿se retracta?

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