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retreat

 
Noun retreat has 6 senses
  1. 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"
    --1 is a kind of
    withdrawal
    --1 has particulars: disengagement, fallback, pullout
  2. retreat - a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
    --2 is a kind of
    area, country
    --2 has particulars:
     Camp David; nook; nest; pleasance; sanctum, sanctum sanctorum
    Derived form: verb retreat2
  3. retreat - (military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position
    --3 is a kind of
    signal, signaling, sign
  4. retreat - (military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset
    --4 is a kind of
    bugle call
  5. hideaway, retreat - an area where you can be alone
    --5 is a kind of area
    Derived form: verb retreat2
  6. retirement, retreat - withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation; "a religious retreat"
    --6 is a kind of withdrawal
Verb retreat has 4 senses
  1. 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"
    --1 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. retreat - move away, as for privacy; "The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer"
    --2 is one way to
    travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived forms: noun retreat5, noun retreat2
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. retrograde, retreat - move back; "The glacier retrogrades"
    --3 is one way to recede, fall back, retire
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  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"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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