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English noun: withholding

1. withholding (act) the act of deducting from an employee's salary


Broader (hypernym)deduction, subtraction


Domain categoryrevenue enhancement, tax, taxation

2. withholding (possession) income tax withheld from employees' wages and paid directly to the government by the employer


Synonymswithholding tax


Broader (hypernym)income tax


Narrower (hyponym)pay as you earn, PAYE

3. withholding (act) the act of holding back or keeping within your possession or control


SamplesI resented his withholding permission.
There were allegations of the withholding of evidence.


Broader (hypernym)holding, keeping, retention









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