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1 retreat /rɪˈtriːt/ noun
plural retreats
1 retreat
/rɪˈtriːt/
noun
plural retreats
Learner's definition of RETREAT
: movement by soldiers away from an enemy because the enemy is winning or has won a battle
[noncount]
[count]
[count, noncount] : movement away from a place or situation especially because it is dangerous, unpleasant, etc.
[count] : the act of changing your opinion or position on something because it is unpopular usually singular
: the act or process of moving away
[count]
usually singular
[noncount]
sometimes used figuratively
[count] : a place that is quiet and private
: a trip to a place where you can quietly pray, think, study, etc.
[count]
[noncount]
2 retreat /rɪˈtriːt/ verb
retreats; retreated; retreating
2 retreat
/rɪˈtriːt/
verb
retreats; retreated; retreating
Learner's definition of RETREAT
[no object]
: to move back to get away from danger, attack, etc.
: to move or go away from a place or situation especially because it is dangerous, unpleasant, etc.
: to change your opinion or statement about something because it is unpopular usually + from
: to move backward
: to go to a place that is quiet and private
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