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also: past tense -drew past participle -drawn
American English: /wɪðˈdrɔ/
, /wɪθˈdrɔ/
British English: /wɪðˈdrɔː/

Translation of withdraw in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (recall, remove)
    retirar de la circulación
    retirar de la venta
    they withdrew their children from the school
    sacaron a sus niños del colegio
    Example sentences
    • Ankrah secured an ex-parte injunction preventing Elias and Associates from replacing her or withdrawing her from the pageant.
    • But the Brandsby trainer withdrew him from that contest after inspecting the Chepstow course and expressing concerns that all the frost had not come out of the ground.
    • Unhappy at the standard of care that his two-year-old daughter was receiving from an Edinburgh nursery, he withdrew her on grounds of safety.
    1.2 (money/cash) (from bank) to withdraw money from an account
    retirar or sacar dinero de una cuenta
  • 2 2.1 (cancel, discontinue)
    they threatened to withdraw their labor
    amenazaron con ir a la huelga
    2.2 (rescind)
    renunciar a
    Example sentences
    • The paper also reported that a young female witness had withdrawn an earlier statement that she had seen a streak of light cross a road near the factory minutes before the explosion.
    • Witnesses in criminal proceedings against these people are being intimidated, so they do not make any statements or withdraw those already made.
    • Counsellor McCarthy said he was not sure what remarks he had been asked to withdraw and that he was not prepared to withdraw any remarks he had made in any event.
    2.3 (retract)
    retractarse de
    Example sentences
    • Management had threatened to withdraw the offer if the workers had not accepted it by August 11.
    • Bareis was appalled by the painting and withdrew his $300 offer.
    • Then on Tuesday, they were told the offers had been withdrawn.

intransitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (retreat, move back)
    1.2 (leave room) [formal]
    retirarse [formal]
    Example sentences
    • He paused when he reached the right position and withdrew a small amount of clear fluid.
    • Slowly, Matt withdrew both his hands, but he didn't stop kissing her.
    • In fact the smog lifted about 10 years ago, after ageing fleets of cars and buses were withdrawn and industries were removed from the centre.
    Example sentences
    • Boys would approach girls, a pickup would ensue, and the couple would withdraw into another room, she says.
    • Carson chose to let Tonight stand as his career zenith and his finale, withdrawing into a quiet retirement that suited his private nature and refusing involvement in other show business projects.
    • Queen Mary and the Dauphin and Genevieve and the Maries came and said quiet prayers before withdrawing without disturbing her.
    1.3 (socially)
    he has withdrawn into himself
    se ha retraído
    Example sentences
    • Because of the rifts between the students, Mellisa, who felt that she hadn't many friends, withdrew into herself.
    • He withdrew into himself and drank heavily, eventually joining AA.
    • I survived because I withdrew into myself, became self-sufficient, adept at loneliness.
  • 2 2.1 (pull out)
    to withdraw in favor of somebody
    cederle el puesto a alguien
    2.2 (during intercourse)
    dar marcha atrás [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • The government has agreed to withdraw some of its forces following the handover of weapons.
    • Cuban troops were to be withdrawn and a reluctant Savimbi was forced to the negotiating table.
    • In the end, I gracefully withdrew myself from the situation, chalking it up to an idea before its time.
  • 3 (retract) [formal] will you withdraw?
    ¿retira lo dicho?
    ¿se retracta?

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