Definition of withdrawal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//wɪðˈdrɔːəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪðˈdrɔːəl//
    ; BrE BrE//wɪθˈdrɔːəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɪθˈdrɔːəl//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the act of moving or taking something away or back the withdrawal of support the withdrawal of the UN troops from the region the withdrawal of a product from the market
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of no longer taking part in something or being a member of an organization his withdrawal from the election a campaign for Britain’s withdrawal from the EU
  3. 3[countable] the act of taking an amount of money out of your bank account You can make withdrawals of up to $250 a day. Wordfinderaccount, balance, bank, credit, debit, deposit, interest, loan, statement, withdrawal CollocationsFinanceIncome earn money/​cash/(informal) a fortune make money/​a fortune/(informal) a killing on the stock market acquire/​inherit/​amass wealth/​a fortune build up funds/​savings get/​receive/​leave (somebody) an inheritance/​a legacy live on a low wage/​a fixed income/​a pension get/​receive/​draw/​collect a pension depend/​be dependent on (British English) benefits/(North American English) welfare/​social securityExpenditure spend money/​your savings/(informal) a fortune on… invest/​put your savings in… throw away/​waste/ (informal) shell out money on… lose your money/​inheritance/​pension use up/ (informal) wipe out all your savings pay (in) cash use/​pay by a credit/​debit card pay by/​make out a/​write somebody a/​accept a (British English) cheque/(US English) check change/​exchange money/​currency/(British English) traveller’s cheques/(US English) traveler’s checks give/​pay/​leave (somebody) a depositBanks have/​hold/​open/​close/​freeze a bank account/​an account credit/​debit/​pay something into/​take money out of your account deposit money/​funds in your account withdraw money/​cash/£30 from an ATM, etc. (formal) make a deposit/​withdrawal find/​go to/​use (especially North American English) an ATM/(British English) a cash machine/​dispenser be in credit/​in debit/​in the black/​in the red/​overdrawnPersonal finance manage/​handle/​plan/​run/ (especially British English) sort out your finances plan/​manage/​work out/​stick to a budget offer/​extend credit (to somebody) arrange/​take out a loan/​an overdraft pay back/​repay money/​a loan/​a debt pay for something in (especially British English) instalments/(usually North American English) installmentsFinancial difficulties get into debt/​financial difficulties be short of/ (informal) be strapped for cash run out of/​owe money face/​get/ (informal) be landed with a bill for £… can’t afford the cost of…/payments/​rent fall behind with/ (especially North American English) fall behind on the mortgage/​repayments/​rent incur/​run up/​accumulate debts tackle/​reduce/​settle your debts See related entries: Banking
  4. 4[uncountable] the period of time when somebody is getting used to not taking a drug that they have become addicted to, and the unpleasant effects of doing this I got withdrawal symptoms after giving up smoking. Wordfinderabuse, addict, deal, dependence, detoxification, drug, hallucinate, overdose, rehab, withdrawal See related entries: Addiction
  5. 5[countable, usually singular, uncountable] the act of saying that you no longer believe that something you have previously said is true synonym retraction The newspaper published a withdrawal the next day.
  6. 6[uncountable] (psychology) the behaviour of somebody who wants to be alone and does not want to communicate with other people She is showing signs of withdrawal and depression.
  7. Extra examples She made a withdrawal of £250 from her bank account. She was still suffering withdrawal from nicotine. The UN were faced with an ignominious withdrawal or a long-term military presence. The party is calling for the phased withdrawal of troops from the island. The police were forced to make a tactical withdrawal. a withdrawal by government troops the army’s withdrawal from the occupied territories US withdrawal from Vietnam You can make withdrawals of up to £250 a day. the withdrawal of troops
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: withdrawal