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retreat - Dictionary definition and meaning for word retreat

Definition
(noun) (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat
Example Sentence
  • the disorderly retreat of French troops

Definition
(noun) a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
Definition
(noun) (military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position
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(noun) (military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset
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(noun) an area where you can be alone
Synonyms : hideaway

Definition
(noun) withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation
Synonyms : retirement
Example Sentence
  • the religious retreat is a form of vacation activity

Definition
(noun) the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant)
Definition
(verb) pull back or move away or backward
Example Sentence
  • The enemy withdrew
  • The limo pulled away from the curb

Definition
(verb) move away, as for privacy
Example Sentence
  • The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer

Definition
(verb) move back
Synonyms : retrograde
Example Sentence
  • The glacier retrogrades

Definition
(verb) make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for retreat

retreat=suppose if someone asks for re(again) treat....you will avoid him.move back from from him ie withdraw
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