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Adjective
Shy and fond of being on one's own
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“The play traces her evolution from a retiring young girl to a wise and purposeful world figure.”
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In the process of leaving an office or position
“The Santa Fe Board of Trustees has renamed the fine arts hall to honor the retiring president.”
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Not objectionable or harmful
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Uncomfortable or embarrassed
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Not clearly visible or attracting attention
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Humble in position or status
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Having a considerate or kindly disposition
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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) Present participle for 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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Present participle for to discharge from a job or position
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Present participle for 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) Present participle for to go bankrupt
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Present participle for to leave or resign from one's current position or role
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Present participle for to transfer oneself to another place, especially in the company of others
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Present participle for go or move back or further away from a previous position
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Present participle for to shut off or keep apart, as from company, society, etc.
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Present participle for to recur, or break out anew after a dormant period
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Present participle for to split or withdraw from a union, alliance or organization
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Present participle for to resign, or leave, with one's credibility still intact
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Present participle for to become obsolete
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Present participle for to put an end to, especially formally
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Present participle for to release from the armed forces
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Present participle for to dodge something, such as a question, task or duty
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Present participle for to be in, or to assume, a horizontal or resting position
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Present participle for to throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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