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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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