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  1. re·treat

    /rəˈtrēt/

    verb

    • 1. (of an army) withdraw from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a defeat: "the French retreated in disarray" synonyms: withdraw, retire, draw back, pull back, pull out, ... moreantonyms: advance, dig in

    noun

  2. a. The act or process of moving back or away, especially from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant: made a retreat from hectic city life to the country.

  3. Retreat | Definition of Retreat by Merriam-Webster

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    Retreat definition is - an act or process of withdrawing especially from what is difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable. How to use retreat in a sentence. Synonym ...

  4. RETREAT | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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    retreat definition: 1. to go away from a place or person in order to escape from fighting or danger: 2. to go to a quiet safe place in order to avoid a difficult ...

  5. Retreat | Definition of Retreat at Dictionary.com

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    Retreat definition, the forced or strategic withdrawal of an army or an armed force before an enemy, or the withdrawing of a naval force from action. See more.

  6. Retreat definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

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    A retreat is a quiet, isolated place that you go to in order to rest or to do things in private. He spent yesterday hidden away in his country retreat. Synonyms: refuge , haven , resort , retirement More Synonyms of retreat

  7. retreat | Definition of retreat in English by Oxford Dictionaries

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    Definition of retreat - (of an army) withdraw from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a defeat

  8. retreat - Dictionary Definition : Vocabulary.com

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    The noun retreat means a place you can go to be alone, to get away from it all. A spot under a shady tree might be your favorite retreat from the sun, or your bedroom ...

  9. Retreat dictionary definition | retreat defined

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    retreat definition: Retreat is the act of giving up and withdrawing or a time away in a quiet and secluded place where you can relax. (noun) An example of a retreat ...

  10. Retreat (spiritual) - Wikipedia

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    The Christian retreat can be defined in the most simplest of terms as a definite time (from a few hours in length to a month) spent away from one's normal life for ...

  11. retreat (noun) definition and synonyms | Macmillan Dictionary

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    90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent ...