- a flag-lowering ceremony held at sunset on a military post.
- the bugle call or drumbeat played at this ceremony.
verb (used without object)
SYNONYMS FOR retreat
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Idioms for retreat
Origin of retreat
synonym study for retreat
OTHER WORDS FROM retreatre·treat·al, adjectivere·treat·er, nounre·treat·ive, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH retreatre-treat, retreat
Words nearby retreat
Definition for retreat (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-treatre-treat , retreat
Example sentences from the Web for retreat
My heart stopped as the fish owl pivoted and took to the air in retreat, but the weight of the noose carpet held and drew the bird softly back to ground.The quest to snare—and save—the world’s largest owl|Jonathan Slaght|August 28, 2020|Popular Science
Lawful hacking and cyber-espionage have grown enormously as a business over the past decade, with no signs of retreat.
So far, BDG has created these event kits for its virtual yoga retreat in May that was produced for advertiser Nature’s Way, and for its Self-Care Saturday event this past Saturday that was built with advertiser lip filler brand Restylane Kysse.How a new order of commerce is increasingly coming to the rescue for publishers with advertising challenges|Kayleigh Barber|August 17, 2020|Digiday
Bustle planned to host an afternoon-long yoga retreat in Austin, Texas this spring for vitamin and supplement brand Nature’s Way.How publishers are selling advertisers on virtual events|Kayleigh Barber|July 17, 2020|Digiday
The researchers also found that as the soapy film retreats, soap molecules pack together more tightly.Soap bubbles’ ‘pop’ reveals the physics of the bursts|Emily Conover|April 1, 2020|Science News For Students
She completed a yoga teacher-training program and, in the spring of 2008, went on a retreat in Peru to study with shamans.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Finally, a squad of reinforcements arrived and they were able to retreat.
Alison, meanwhile, had gone to a yoga retreat with her hippy-dippy mother.What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale|Tim Teeman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over 250 were killed before Stirling ordered the final retreat and surrendered himself to the British.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site|Justin Jones|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The law professor, Benny Tai, urged the students to “retreat and take the spirit of the Umbrella Movement into the community.”
The engineer officer charged with preparing the line of retreat reported that the one bridge across the Elster was not sufficient.
When this last shred of hope was gone, the Brigadier reluctantly gave the order to retreat.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Orlean was regarded as a fairly attractive woman; but her chin, unlike that of the one before him, was inclined to retreat.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
In the retreat across the Niemen he proved himself absolutely incapable of reorganising a beaten force.
At least, his way of retreat would have remained open, and he might have gone, to return another day with force at his heels.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for retreat
verb (mainly intr)
- a withdrawal or retirement in the face of the enemy
- a bugle call signifying withdrawal or retirement, esp (formerly) to within a defended fortification
Word Origin for retreat
Idioms and Phrases with retreat
see beat a retreat.