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retreat (n):
the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant)
retreat (n):
withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation
Samples
the religious retreat is a form of vacation activity
retreat (n):
(military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat
Samples
the disorderly retreat of French troops
retreat (n):
an area where you can be alone
retreat (n):
(military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset
retreat (n):
(military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position
retreat (n):
a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
retreat (v):
make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
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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

Related Word: withdraw
retreat (v):
pull back or move away or backward
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The enemy withdrew.
The limo pulled away from the curb

Related Words: pull backrecedewithdraw
retreat (v):
move back
Samples
The glacier retrogrades
retreat (v):
move away, as for privacy
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The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer
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The guiding principle of the service industry is that the customer must be satisfied, so never upset or contradict a customer


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