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withhold

with·hold

withhold

 
pronunciation:
wIth hold
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part of speech: verb
inflections: withholds, withholding, withheld
definition: to hold something back.
Your boss withholds money from your pay for taxes and insurance.
synonyms:
control
similar words:
arrest, check, contain, prevent
derivation: withholder (n.)
Word Builder: withhold
  • withholding:
    an amount that is withheld.
Word Parts
The word withhold contains the following part:
with- Old English prefix that means back, away