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Noun
An act of moving back or withdrawing
“The troops would make their retreat in the midst of heavy bombardment.”
Noun
A quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax
“The treehouse offers a quiet retreat overlooking the forest canopy.”
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A period or place of seclusion for the purposes of prayer and meditation
“She discovered that John had secretly gone into retreat to clear his mind.”
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The act of altering one's opinion about something
“The opposition welcomed the prime minister's retreat on the tax issue.”
Noun
A trip or a set amount of traveling
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A place that is frequented for holidays or recreation or for a particular purpose
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An act of leaving a place
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A hole or tunnel dug by a small animal, especially a rabbit, as a dwelling
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The movement of the tide out to sea
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A shady sitting place, usually in a park or garden, and usually surrounded by climbing shrubs or vines and other vegetation
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A simple house forming part of a farm, used by a worker
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A place frequented by a specified person
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A specialized facility that provides residence and care for people unable to look after themselves
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The act of coming back
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Boat
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A starting or falling back
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An action of regressing, a return to a previous state
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Time off regular school given to students in order to study for exams
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An act or incidence of defecting
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Inlet, small niche
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The action of ceasing to resist an opponent or demand
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A place of residence for nuns
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Unconditional surrender
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Bombproof shelter
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A surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position
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A structure or place from which one can resist attack
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Reversal
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A disorderly retreat of defeated troops
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A downward trend, or the beginnings of one
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A small room in which a prisoner is locked up or in which a monk or nun sleeps
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The act or a means of getting or keeping away from something undesirable
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A harbour
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A contiguous area of land totally surrounded by water
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A sudden panicked rush of a number of horses, cattle, or other animals
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Bug out
Verb
To hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
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“With winter coming, Napoleon realizes that his invasion has stalled, forcing his retreat from Russia.”
Verb
To ebb or flow out
“The ice will begin to retreat during the warmer periods.”
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To alter one's opinion about something
“The government chose to retreat over the unpopular proposal.”
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To return to a place after having been there at a previous time
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Return to a former or less developed state
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To recur, or break out anew after a dormant period
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Wind back
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Completely withdraw from society in order to lead a more spiritually fulfilling life
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To hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
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To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to
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Annul, cancel a command
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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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Take refuge
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To recluse oneself or stop doing an activity
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To stop and refuse to go forward (usually of a horse)
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Seclude or shut up in a convent or monastery
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