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Retreat

Definition

[n] withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation; "a religious retreat"
[n] (military) withdrawal to a more favorable position
[n] an area where you can be alone
[n] (military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset
[n] (military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position
[n] a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
[v] make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; "We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him"; "He backed out of his earlier promise"; "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"
[v] pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"
[v] move back; "The glacier retrogrades"
[v] move away, as for privacy; "The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer"

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