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  Definition of retire
  1. go to bed in order to sleep; "I usually turn in at midnight"; "He turns out at the crack of dawn"
  2. cause to retire; "The pitcher retired three batters"; "the runner was put out at third base"
  3. cause to be out on a fielding play
  4. lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"
  5. move back and away from; "The enemy fell back"
  6. pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"
  7. dispose of; as of old clothes; "She finally retired that old coat"
  8. go into retirement; stop performing one''s work or withdraw from one''s position; "He retired at age 68"
  9. withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess"
  10. make (someone) retire; "The director was retired after the scandal"
  11. break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"
  12. withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds
Similar Words: go to bed, turn in, bed, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the sack, sack out, go to sleep, strike out, put out, withdraw, recede, fall back, retreat, pull away, draw back, pull back, move back, pension off, adjourn

 

Hyponyms: bed down, bunk down, chicken out, back off, pull out, back down, bow out, ebb, ebb away, ebb down, ebb out, ebb off, retrograde, retreat, recede, fall back, back up, superannuate, withdraw, prorogue

 

Grouped Verbs: withdraw, retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, bow out, seclude, sequester, sequestrate

 

Entailments: meet, gather, assemble, forgather, foregather

 

Derivational Morphology: strikeout, putout, withdrawer, withdrawal, detachment, disengagement, fallback, pullout, recession, ceding back, receding, pullback, retirement, retiree, retired person, secession, adjournment

 

Anagrams: titter, Reiter

 

 
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