Withhold is defined as to hold back or refuse.(verb)
An example of withhold is an employer giving a portion of someone's paycheck to the IRS for taxes.
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verb with·held (-hĕldˈ), with·hold·ing, with·holds verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English witholden
Origin: : with, away from; see with
Origin: + holden, to hold; see hold1.
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