ETYM Latin abstrahere to draw from, separate; ab, abs + trahere to draw.
1. To remove a part from a whole.
2. To consider apart from a particular case or instance.
3. To consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically.
4. To give an abstract or summary of.
1. To draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; SYN. pull out, take out, draw out.
2. To get despite difficulties or obstacles.
3. To separate (a metal) from an ore.
4. To calculate the root of a number.
1. To go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
2. To make (someone) retire
3. To withdraw from active participation:; SYN. withdraw.
4. To withdraw from circulation or form the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds.
5. To lose interest; SYN. withdraw.
6. To dispose of; as of old clothes; SYN. pension off.
7. (Baseball) To; SYN. put out.
1. To blow on.
2. To remove by a current of air, as of chaff.
3. To separate from chaff; of grain; SYN. fan.
4. To separate wheat from chaff.
5. To treat by exposure to a current of air so that waste matter is eliminated, as of grain.