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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Withhold  \With*hold"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Withheld};  p.  p.  {Withheld}, 
  Obs.  or  Archaic  {Withholden};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Withholding}.] 
  [With  again  against,  back  +  hold.] 
  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.  [Obs.] 
  To  withhold  it  the  more  easily  in  heart.  --Chaucer. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  hold  back  refuse  to  hand  over  [syn:  {keep  back}] 
  2:  retain  and  refrain  from  disbursing;  of  payments;  "My 
  employer  is  withholding  taxes"  [syn:  {deduct},  {recoup}] 

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