[ UK /wɪðhˈə‍ʊld/ ]
[ US /wɪθˈhoʊɫd/ ]
  1. retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments
    My employer is withholding taxes
  2. hold back; refuse to hand over or share
    The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room
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How To Use withhold In A Sentence

  • The board has decided to withhold part of their grant money from certain students.
  • An economic sanction means you withhold something that is your sovereign right.
  • INA amendments in 1965 established a family reunification system, which enabled braceros to sponsor (or withhold or withdraw sponsorship of) immediate family members.
  • [443] We could use the term partial defeater 'for defeaters that don't require withholding B but do require holding it less firmly. Warranted Christian Belief
  • A village postwoman has been branded a ‘nasty busy body’ for deliberately withholding mail from a resident who was an ‘outsider’.
  • That meant withholding some of the farmers' irrigation water and sending it downriver - at least until the drought broke.
  • Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it was ourselves. Robert Frost 
  • When contracting or sub-contracting is applied in the construction and installation business, the main contractor shall withhold and pay Business Tax on behalf of the sub-contractors.
  • The government is planning to withhold benefit payments from single mothers who refuse to name the father of their child.
  • She denied the government's request to withhold such information for another year.
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