remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
"remove a threat"
"remove a wrapper"
"Remove the dirty dishes from the table"
"take the gun from your pocket"
"This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
- take away
make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
"We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him"
"He backed out of his earlier promise"
"The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"
- pull back - back out - back away - crawfish out - pull in one's horns
"he retired from life when his wife died"
remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
"She drew $2,000 from the account"
"The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
- take out - draw off
"He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship"
- bow out
break from a meeting or gathering
"We adjourned for lunch"
"The men retired to the library"
keep away from others
"He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
take back what one has said
"He swallowed his words"
- take back
cause to be returned
"recall the defective auto tires"
"The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
- call in - call back
release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
"I want to disengage myself from his influence"
"disengage the gears"
withdraw from active participation
"He retired from chess"
pull back or move away or backward
"The enemy withdrew"
"The limo pulled away from the curb"
- pull away - draw back - pull back - move back