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WITHHOLD (withheld)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does withhold mean? 

WITHHOLD (verb)
  The verb WITHHOLD has 2 senses:

1. hold back; refuse to hand over or share
2. retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments

  Familiarity information: WITHHOLD used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WITHHOLD (verb)


Sense 1withhold [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hold back; refuse to hand over or share

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

withhold; keep back

Context example:

The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room

Hypernyms (to "withhold" is one way to...):

deny; refuse (refuse to let have)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "withhold"):

block; freeze; immobilise; immobilize (prohibit the conversion or use of (assets))

keep to oneself (withhold information)

deny (refuse to grant, as of a petition or request)

reserve (hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency)

immobilise; immobilize (hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital)

deprive (keep from having, keeping, or obtaining)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something from somebody

Sentence example:

They withhold the money


Sense 2withhold [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

deduct; withhold; recoup

Context example:

My employer is withholding taxes

Hypernyms (to "withhold" is one way to...):

hold on; keep (retain possession of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "withhold"):

dock (deduct from someone's wages)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Sentence example:

They withhold the money


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