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withholds

verb
present tense third-person singular of withhold

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1 to be unwilling to grant
  • must withhold official approval until all the proper forms have been submitted

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2 to continue to have in one's possession or power
  • withhold some money for your own expenses

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“Withholds.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/withholds. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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