Part of speech: verb

To withdraw; retire; recede.

Part of speech: noun

The act of retreating; retirement; seclusion; refuge.

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Usage examples "retreat":

  1. The three girls were not seriously frightened; indeed, they were less so than at the time of the French retreat. - "The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army", Margaret Vandercook.
  2. Up from the big Mission at Mhonda, the mounted troops swept out to cut off the German retreat. - "Sketches of the East Africa Campaign", Robert Valentine Dolbey.
  3. I wish you a happy retreat. - "Dawn of All", Robert Hugh Benson.