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1. retreat

verb. ['riːˈtriːt'] pull back or move away or backward.

Synonyms

  • pull away
  • fall back
  • move back
  • locomote
  • move
  • draw back
  • pull in one's horns
  • retrograde
  • recede
  • back off
  • go
  • crawfish
  • back away
  • pull back
  • back out
  • crawfish out
  • retire
  • back up
  • withdraw
  • travel

Antonyms

  • advance
  • discontinue
  • refrain
  • closing

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Example sentences of the word retreat


1. Verb, base form
Be sure your cactus gets sun during the day and can retreat into darkness at night.

2. Noun, singular or mass
A heated tent serves as a retreat from the elements, complete with games and snacks.

Quotes containing the word retreat


1. Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win - essential to success.
- Napoleon Hill

2. I’m out of health potions. Retreat! Retreat! Give me some of your health potions!” I screamed. “I don’t have any potions. Run, bitch, run,” Brody squealed. The red ran out on my health and my assassin was transported, stripped of everything we’d earned, back to the starting camp. “I’m dead! Fuck, they killed me!
- Kristen Ashley, Rock Chick Redemption

3. When writing goes painfully, when it’s hideously difficult, and one feels real despair (ah, the despair, silly as it is, is real!)–then naturally one ought to continue with the work; it would be cowardly to retreat. But when writing goes smoothly–why then one certainly should keep on working, since it would be stupid to stop. Consequently one is always writing or should be writing.
- Joyce Carol Oates

2. retreat

noun. ['riːˈtriːt'] (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat.

Synonyms

  • disengagement
  • fallback
  • pullout

Antonyms

  • linger
  • recede
  • ride
  • follow

3. retreat

noun. ['riːˈtriːt'] (military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset.

Antonyms

  • rush

4. retreat

noun. ['riːˈtriːt'] (military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position.

Synonyms

  • signaling
  • sign

Antonyms

  • enter
  • hop out
  • stand still

5. retreat

verb. ['riːˈtriːt'] move back.

Synonyms

  • retrograde
  • recede
  • retire
  • pull away
  • move back
  • withdraw
  • draw back

Antonyms

  • opening
  • gladden
  • move in
  • move out

6. retreat

verb. ['riːˈtriːt'] move away, as for privacy.

Synonyms

  • move
  • go
  • locomote
  • travel

Antonyms

  • stay
  • rest
  • buy
  • better

7. retreat

noun. ['riːˈtriːt'] the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant).

Antonyms

  • tide

8. retreat

noun. ['riːˈtriːt'] withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation.

Synonyms

  • withdrawal

Antonyms

  • progress
  • gain

9. retreat

verb. ['riːˈtriːt'] make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity.

Synonyms

  • pull back
  • back out
  • crawfish out
  • draw back
  • recede
  • retire
  • pull away
  • move back
  • withdraw
  • crawfish
  • pull in one's horns

Antonyms

  • disengage
  • wind
  • back
  • behave

10. retreat

noun. ['riːˈtriːt'] a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet.

Synonyms

  • area
  • pleasance
  • country
  • sanctum sanctorum
  • nook
  • ashram
  • nest

Antonyms

  • raise
  • pull
  • unwind
  • arrange
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