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Definition of withhold verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    withhold

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//wɪθˈhoʊld//
     
    , NAmE//wɪðˈhoʊld//
     
    withhold something (from somebody/something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they withhold
     
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    he / she / it withholds
     
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    past simple withheld
     
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    -ing form withholding
     
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  1. 1to refuse to give something to someone synonym keep
  2. 2 She was accused of withholding information from the police. Payment was withheld until the work was completed.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: withhold