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withholding

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Noun withholding has 3 senses
  1. withholding - the act of deducting from an employee's salary
    --1 is a kind of
    subtraction, deduction
    Derived form: verb withhold2
  2. withholding tax, withholding - income tax withheld from employees' wages and paid directly to the government by the employer
    --2 is a kind of income tax
    --2 has particulars: PAYE, pay as you earn
    Derived form: verb withhold2
  3. withholding - the act of holding back or keeping within your possession or control; "I resented his withholding permission"; "there were allegations of the withholding of evidence"
    --3 is a kind of
    retention, keeping, holding
    Derived form: verb withhold1
Verb withhold has 2 senses
  1. withhold, keep back - hold back; refuse to hand over or share; "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"
    --1 is one way to deny, refuse
    Derived forms: noun withholder1, noun withholder2, noun withholding3
    Sample sentence:
    They withhold the money
  2. withhold, deduct, recoup - retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My employer is withholding taxes"
    --2 is one way to keep, hold on
    Derived forms: noun withholder1, noun withholding2, noun withholding1
    Sample sentence:
    They withhold the money
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