(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, retreat, 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"
draw back, retrogress, withdraw, back away, regress, retire, hash over, back out, retrograde, crawfish, move back, rehash, retreat, recede, pull away, pull in one's horns, pull back, crawfish out
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, retreat, sequestrate, recede, bow out, pull away, take out, adjourn, pull in one's horns, unsay, crawfish out, disengage
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- ústup, útočiště, ustoupitCzech
- retirarse, retiroSpanish
- عقب نشینیPersian
- cuilidhScottish Gaelic
- 退却する, 後退するJapanese
- pedem referreLatin
- wycofać sięPolish
- retirar-se, retiroPortuguese
- отступление, ретироваться, отступать, отступитьRussian
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