(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"
a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
(military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position
(military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset
an area where you can be alone
withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation
"the religious retreat is a form of vacation activity"
the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant)
withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back(verb)
pull back or move away or backward
"The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"
call in, swallow, sequester, lose, seclude, crawfish out, drop off, retire, crawfish, hit the hay, take, back away, strike out, back out, put out, take back, hit the sack, pull away, take out, fall back, unsay, turn in, crawl in, bow out, fall behind, draw back, recede, bed, sack out, recall, move back, retrograde, call back, go to sleep, sequestrate, draw, pull in one's horns, take away, go to bed, adjourn, disengage, withdraw, draw off, retract, pull back, kip down, remove
move away, as for privacy
"The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer"
"The glacier retrogrades"
retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw(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"
recall, retract, call in, draw back, take away, sequester, swallow, withdraw, back out, back away, draw off, remove, seclude, take, retire, draw, take back, pull back, call back, retrograde, crawfish, move back, sequestrate, recede, bow out, pull away, take out, adjourn, pull in one's horns, unsay, crawfish out, disengage
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How to use retreat in a sentence?
Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in advanced age, and if we do not plant it while young, it will give us no shade when we grow old.
Once the ice sheets reach these tipping points, it's thought that they'll go into a state of irreversible retreat, so they'll be responding to what we do now for centuries and milliennia into the future.
Perhaps men need their little oasis of retreat where they're allowed to be children, certain people seem to have lost any sort of decency. Anything' other' rubs them the wrong way.
This campaign will only slow Huawei's business growth in some countries in European and Asia Pacific markets, but I don't think it's going to retreat from any market at all in the foreseeable future.
Rep. Lewis is grateful for the care of the clinical staff at the UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville. He’s been discharged and travelled onto the GOP retreat, where he is recovering from a concussion. He looks forward to participating in the retreat as much as he is able.
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- ústup, útočiště, ustoupitCzech
- retirarse, retiroSpanish
- عقب نشینیPersian
- retraite, battre en retraiteFrench
- cuilidhScottish Gaelic
- पीछे हटनाHindi
- 退却する, 後退するJapanese
- pedem referreLatin
- wycofać sięPolish
- retirar-se, retiroPortuguese
- отступление, ретироваться, отступать, отступитьRussian
- rút luiVietnamese
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