usage: lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"
11. retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw
usage: make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; "We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him"; "He backed out of his earlier promise"; "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"
12. remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"