Withhold

withhold

1. To hold back; to restrain; to keep from action. Withhold, O sovereign prince, your hasty hand From knitting league with him. (Spenser)

2. To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition. Forbid who will, none shall from me withhold Longer thy offered good. (milton)

3. To keep; to maintain; to retain. To withhold it the more easily in heart. (Chaucer)

Origin: Withheld; Withheld, Withholden; Withholding] [With again, against, back _ hold.


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