Withhold

With*hold"

(?), v. t. [imp. Withheld (?); p. p. Withheld, Obs. or Archaic Withholden (); p. pr. & vb. n. Withholding.] [With again, against, back + hold.]
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1. To hold back; to restrain; to keep from action.
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Withhold, O sovereign prince, your hasty hand
From knitting league with him.
Spenser.
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2. To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition.
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Forbid who will, none shall from me withhold
Longer thy offered good.
Milton.
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3. To keep; to maintain; to retain. [Obs.]
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To withhold it the more easily in heart.
Chaucer.
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