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Noun: retreated  ri'tree-tid
  1. People who have retreated
    "he had only contempt for the retreated"
Verb: retreat  ri'treet
  1. Pull back or move away or backward
    "The enemy retreated";
    - withdraw, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back
  2. Move away, as for privacy
    "The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer"
  3. Move back
    "The glacier retreats";
    - retrograde
  4. Make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
    - pull back, back out, back away, crawfish [N. Amer], crawfish out [N. Amer], pull in one's horns, withdraw, crayfish [US]

Type of: go, locomote, move, people, travel

Encyclopedia: Retreat, New Jersey