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The pills were withdrawn  [=recalled]  from the market because they were unsafe.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They have withdrawn the charges.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

[no object]

The troops were forced to withdraw.

They withdrew from the battlefield.

[+ object]

The troops were withdrawn  [=pulled back]  from the front line.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.