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Dictionary definition for: Retire

1. (v) go into retirement; stop performing one''s work or withdraw from one''s position; "He retired at age 68"

2. (v) withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess"

3. (v) pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew" "The limo pulled away from the curb"

4. (v) move back and away from; "The enemy fell back"

5. (v) withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds

6. (v) break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch" "The men retired to the library"

7. (v) make (someone) retire; "The director was retired after the scandal"

8. (v) dispose of; as of old clothes; "She finally retired that old coat"

9. (v) lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"

10. (v) cause to be out on a fielding play

11. (v) cause to retire; "The pitcher retired three batters" "the runner was put out at third base"

12. (v) go to bed in order to sleep; "I usually turn in at midnight" "He turns out at the crack of dawn"

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