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Adjective
Moving back or away
“The sound of retreating footsteps.”
Adjective
Directed or moving backwards
Adjective
Drawing back
Noun
The movement of the tide out to sea
Noun
The action of fleeing
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Verb
Present participle for to retreat from something frightening or dangerous
“With winter coming, Napoleon realizes that his invasion has stalled, forcing his retreat from Russia.”
Verb
Present participle for to ebb or flow out
“The ice will begin to retreat during the warmer periods.”
Verb
Present participle for to alter one's opinion about something
“The government chose to retreat over the unpopular proposal.”
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