1 [+ object] : to remove (money) from a bank account
She withdrew $200 from her checking account.
2 [+ object] : to take (something) back so that it is no longer available
The pills were withdrawn [=recalled] from the market because they were unsafe.
3 [+ object] formal : to take back (something that is spoken, offered, etc.)
The company withdrew [=retracted] the job offer.
The prosecutor withdrew her question to the witness.
They have withdrawn the charges.
withdraw support for a candidate
4 [no object] : to stop participating in something
Students can withdraw from a class anytime until the last week of the semester.
The injury forced him to withdraw from [=drop out of] the tournament.
5 a of soldiers : to leave an area
The troops were forced to withdraw.
They withdrew from the battlefield.
The troops were withdrawn [=pulled back] from the front line.
b [no object] somewhat formal + old-fashioned : to leave a room, area, etc., and go to another place — + to
He retired and withdrew [=moved] to the country.
After dinner, we withdrew to the library.