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  Definition of retreat
  1. withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation; "a religious retreat"
  2. (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy''s superior forces or after a defeat; "the disorderly retreat of French troops"
  3. an area where you can be alone
  4. (military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset
  5. (military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position
  6. a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
  7. 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"
  8. pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"
  9. move back; "The glacier retrogrades"
  10. move away, as for privacy; "The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer"
Similar Words: retirement, hideaway, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw, pull away, draw back, recede, retire, move back, retrograde

 

Hyponyms: disengagement, fallback, pullout, Camp David, nook, nest, pleasance, sanctum, sanctum sanctorum, recede, fall back, retire, back up, back off, back down, cocoon

 

Grouped Verbs: withdraw, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns

 

Derivational Morphology: withdrawer, withdrawal, pullback, receding, recession, hideaway

 

Anagrams: treater

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 引退   Dutch: zich  
Finnish: peräytyä   French: se  
German: sich   Icelandic: hörfa  
Italian: ritirarsi   Japanese: 退却  
Korean: 후퇴하다   Latin: pedem referre  
Portuguese: retirar-se   Russian: отступать  
Spanish: retirarse   Swedish: retirera  
 
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