Withhold - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |wɪðˈhoʊld|  American pronunciation of the word withhold
Brit.  |wɪðˈhəʊld|  British pronunciation of the word withhold
irregular verb:  p.t. — withheld  p.p. — withheld

verb

- hold back; refuse to hand over or share

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

- retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments(syn: deduct, recoup)

My employer is withholding taxes

Examples

She was accused of withholding evidence.

She has $20 withheld from her paycheck every week.

I longed to go nearer it, but the prohibition withheld me.

I withheld payment until they had completed the work.

Ian was accused of withholding vital information from the police.

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

My employer is withholding taxes

It was unscrupulous of their lawyer to withhold evidence.

She signed an order to withhold resuscitation.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: withhold
he/she/it: withholds
present participle: withholding
past tense: withheld
past participle: withheld
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