Withholding - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |wɪðˈhoʊldɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word withholding
Brit.  |wɪðˈhəʊldɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word withholding
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to withhold

noun

- the act of deducting from an employee's salary
- income tax withheld from employees' wages and paid directly to the government by the employer
- the act of holding back or keeping within your possession or control

I resented his withholding permission
there were allegations of the withholding of evidence

Examples

She was accused of withholding evidence.

I resented his withholding permission

there were allegations of the withholding of evidence

He's accused of withholding useful information.

I had the vague impression that they were withholding information.

Ian was accused of withholding vital information from the police.

was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion

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

My employer is withholding taxes

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