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To leave one's job and cease to work, typically on reaching the normal age for leaving service
“By 1996, Nigo finally decided it was time to retire. He had begun to feel his age.”
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To discharge from a job or position
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“A Commanding Officer may put forward a proposal to the Military Secretary, GHQ, through normal channels to retire the officer prematurely.”
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To withdraw to, or from, a particular place
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“Lord Dersq gestured that the messenger and the musicians retire from the hall.”
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(of a military force) To retreat from an enemy or an attacking position
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“The great black dragon was forced to retire from the fight.”
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To go to bed
“The music started to die down, and the king announced for everyone to retire for the night.”
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(of a business) To go bankrupt
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To leave or resign from one's current position or role
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To shut off or keep apart, as from company, society, etc.
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To recur, or break out anew after a dormant period
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To split or withdraw from a union, alliance or organization
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To become obsolete
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To put an end to, especially formally
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To diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
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To throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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To release from the armed forces
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To be in, or to assume, a horizontal or resting position
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