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retire

retire - Dictionary definition and meaning for word retire

Definition
(verb) go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
Example Sentence
  • He retired at age 68

Definition
(verb) withdraw from active participation
Synonyms : withdraw
Example Sentence
  • He retired from chess

Definition
(verb) pull back or move away or backward
Example Sentence
  • The enemy withdrew
  • The limo pulled away from the curb

Definition
(verb) withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds
Definition
(verb) break from a meeting or gathering
Synonyms : adjourn , withdraw
Example Sentence
  • We adjourned for lunch
  • The men retired to the library

Definition
(verb) make (someone) retire
Example Sentence
  • The director was retired after the scandal

Definition
(verb) dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)
Example Sentence
  • She finally retired that old coat

Definition
(verb) lose interest
Synonyms : withdraw
Example Sentence
  • he retired from life when his wife died

Definition
(verb) cause to be out on a fielding play
Synonyms : put out

Definition
(verb) cause to get out
Synonyms : strike out
Example Sentence
  • The pitcher retired three batters
  • the runner was put out at third base

Definition
(verb) prepare for sleep
Example Sentence
  • I usually turn in at midnight
  • He goes to bed at the crack of dawn

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