retreat

All Noun Verb
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  • It later became their summer retreat and was further improved during this time.
  • Without a united command the army had little choice but to retreat back to the coast.
  • Church's men shot three or four native men when they were retreating.
  • The non-profit uses the farm as a national training center and retreat site.
  • On the third day the English continued to retreat to the west.
  • As a result, she retreats into her own mind and her own thinking.
  • The meaning of a spiritual retreat can be different for different religious communities.
  • He was driven back, retreating toward the hill where his body was found.
  • Several times Charles was forced to purchase their retreat at a heavy price.
  • Meant as a retreat for his wife and sons, it was completed in less than four years.
  • One of Brown's men was killed during the retreat and four were captured.
  • At the same time, the main Russian army retreated for almost three months.
  • The first phase of the retreat ended, but it was not over yet.
  • The fire chief soon let Richard go, and he retreated into drink again.
  • Unable to please them, she retreated into her own world of books and writing.
  • She retreated to her hotel room and began writing a song.
  • If a knight is promoted or forced to retreat, its active status does not change.
  • Sometimes it is necessary to defeat the enemy officers before the enemy retreats.
  • Some were shot from behind while retreating, others directly from the front.
  • He was forced to retreat almost immediately, this time to Ireland.
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Meaning of retreat

  • noun (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
  • noun A place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
  • noun (military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position
  • noun (military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset
  • noun The act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant)
  • verb Move away, as for privacy
    The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer
  • verb 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