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withhold

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwithholdwith‧hold /wɪðˈhəʊld, wɪθ- $ -ˈhoʊld/ ●○○ verb (past tense and past participle withheld /-ˈheld/) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 REFUSEto refuse to give someone something 🔊 I withheld payment until they had completed the work. 🔊 Ian was accused of withholding vital information from the police.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
withholdWhere there is no love to start with, there is nothing of an abstract nature to withhold.When the article was published, I asked for my name to be withheld.To maintain the row's high pitch of energy, you need to make sure that sympathy is withheld by all parties.Many were blacked out except for a sentence or less; other pages were withheld in their entirety.Civil servants should be as helpful as possible, and withhold information only in the interests of national security.Who do I think I am to withhold it so selfishly?Doctors do not have the right to withhold necessary treatment from a patient.The new law allows you to withhold payment if you think a bill is incorrect.Given the power of the managerial hierarchy to dispense or withhold rewards, open acts of defiance expose individuals to reprisal.She appreciated him, he said, flattered him, but always seemed to withhold something.You have granted him the desire of his heart and have not withheld the request of his lips.They can not withhold treatment as punishment for any reason.He was accused of withholding vital evidence from the police.
From Longman Business Dictionarywithholdwith‧hold /wɪDˈhəʊld, wɪθ--ˈhoʊld/ (past tense and past participle withheld /-ˈheld/) verb [transitive]1to refuse to let someone have somethingI withheld payment until they had completed the work.Part of your salary is withheld for income tax.2withhold facts/evidence/information to refuse to give informationThe computer giant has hinted that it has some big plans, but has withheld details.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
withhold
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywithhold
he, she, itwithholds
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywithheld
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave withheld
he, she, ithas withheld
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad withheld
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill withhold
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have withheld
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam withholding
he, she, itis withholding
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you, we, theyare withholding
Past
I, he, she, itwas withholding
you, we, theywere withholding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been withholding
he, she, ithas been withholding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been withholding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be withholding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been withholding
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