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    retreat - Dictionary definition and meaning for word retreat

    Definition
    (noun) (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat
    Example Sentence
    • the disorderly retreat of French troops
    Definition
    (noun) a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet Definition
    (noun) (military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position Definition
    (noun) (military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset Definition
    (noun) an area where you can be alone
    Synonyms : hideaway
    Definition
    (noun) withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation
    Synonyms : retirement
    Example Sentence
    • the religious retreat is a form of vacation activity
    Definition
    (noun) the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant) Definition
    (verb) pull back or move away or backward
    Example Sentence
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb
    Definition
    (verb) move away, as for privacy
    Example Sentence
    • The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer
    Definition
    (verb) move back
    Synonyms : retrograde
    Example Sentence
    • The glacier retrogrades
    Definition
    (verb) make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
    Example Sentence
    • 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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for retreat

retreat=suppose if someone asks for re(again) treat....you will avoid him.move back from from him ie withdraw

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