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Overview of noun retreat

The noun retreat has 7 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) 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")

2. retreat

(a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet)

3. retreat

((military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position)

4. retreat

((military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset)

5. hideaway, retreat

(an area where you can be alone)

6. retirement, retreat

(withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation; "the religious retreat is a form of vacation activity")

7. retreat

(the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant))


Overview of verb retreat

The verb retreat has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (10) withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back

(pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb")

2. retreat

(move away, as for privacy; "The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer")

3. retrograde, retreat

(move back; "The glacier retrogrades")

4. retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw

(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")

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