Definitions of retreat:
  • noun:   (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat
    Example: "The disorderly retreat of French troops"
  • noun:   (military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset
  • noun:   (military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position
  • noun:   a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
  • noun:   withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation
    Example: "A religious retreat"
  • noun:   an area where you can be alone
  • verb:   move away, as for privacy
    Example: "The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer"
  • verb:   make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
  • verb:   pull back or move away or backward
  • verb:   move back

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