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  Words related to retreat

Related / 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

 

Definition:
  • withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation; "a religious retreat";
  • (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";
  • an area where you can be alone;
  • (military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset;
  • (military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position;
  • a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet;
  • 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";
  • pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb";
  • move back; "The glacier retrogrades";
  • move away, as for privacy; "The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer";

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    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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