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Withdraw to or from a particular place
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“What's more, she preferred her own bedroom to any other area of the house and would often retire there when visitors arrived.”
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Leave one's job and cease to work, typically on reaching the normal age for leaving service
“Fixed annuities help stabilize income from investments, and are most commonly used by people who are not fully participating in the workforce, are about to retire or have retired.”
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To cause to retire
“The question here is whether a transfer of property that extinguishes the trust by merging the beneficial and legal interest can in any sense be said to retire a trustee.”
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(of a military force) To retreat from an enemy or an attacking position
“The great black dragon was forced to retire from the fight.”
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To let go from office, service, or employment
“As a part of its restructuring, the company has begun to retire its older employees.”
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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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Go or move back or further away from a previous position
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Dismiss from employment
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To split from or to withdraw from membership of a political union, an alliance or an organisation
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To recur, or break out anew after a dormant period
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Withdraw from active service
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To become obsolete
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Pay to enter game
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Isolate or hide away
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To put an end to by formal action
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Make a quick, nervous movement as an instinctive reaction to fear, pain, or surprise
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To be in, or to assume, a horizontal or resting position
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To get rid of as useless or unwanted
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