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the period a drug addict goes through following abrupt termination in the use of narcotics, usually characterized by physical and mental symptoms (withdrawal symptoms)
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



troop actions undertaken in order to lead units away from enemy strikes and to occupy favorable lines for defense, to conduct a counterattack, to shorten the front, or to gain time.

A withdrawal may be accompanied by a disengagement or be carried out deliberately without contact with the enemy. A withdrawal accompanied by a disengagement is carried out under the cover of specially assigned subunits, which, by actively engaging the enemy, ensure the secrecy and successful execution of the withdrawal. A withdrawal of the main forces is covered by rear guards and rear and flank march security detachments, as well as by laying ambushes, setting up obstacles, and carrying out demolition work. A withdrawal may be executed only by order of a senior commander.

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This sharing of the plan's funding shortfall is referred to as "withdrawal liability." Notably, the obligation to pay withdrawal liability can arise even when the employer has made all of its required contributions under the plan and applicable collective bargaining agreements.
The new rule effectively lowers the allowable daily US Dollar withdrawal amount from USD5,000 to USD3,000.
The architect of the cut-and-run withdrawal of US forces from Vietnam, was the then US foreign minister Henry Kissinger, even got a Nobel prize for peace.
Unsurprisingly the outcome is that the UK Parliament will not support an EU withdrawal treaty that splits the UK apart as a trading nation, hampers our ability to trade with other nations and excludes an EU trade agreement.
However, the senator said, this was no longer the case after the withdrawal.
The European Council also reiterated that the deal on the UK withdrawal from the European Union was not subject for reconsideration in the wake of London's request for the Brexit deadline extension.
An insider, who requested anonymity for lack of authority to speak for the court, said the absence of any restraining order from the high tribunal means the withdrawal of the Philippine government from the ICC could take effect as scheduled.
The letter adds that the potential withdrawal is most concerning for Cambodia's rural women, who make up 85 per cent of the 700,000 garment workers and therefore will likely suffer the most from the social and economic repercussions of changes to the status quo.
'The withdrawal from Afghanistan will not have a security impact because in the last four and half years Afghan forces have been in full control,' Chkhansuri said in a social media message.
So -- for our final column in the Cyprus Mail, we thought it would be helpful to outline the next steps that are due to take place in order for the withdrawal agreement and political declaration to be made into legally binding agreements.