verb (used with or without object)
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-treatre-treat retreat
Words nearby re-treat
Definition for retreated (2 of 2)
- a flag-lowering ceremony held at sunset on a military post.
- the bugle call or drumbeat played at this ceremony.
verb (used without object)
Origin of retreat
SYNONYMS FOR 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
Example sentences from the Web for retreated
Goodman retreated to house arrest at his luxury mansion on $4 million bail.Money, Murder, and Adoption: The Wild Trial of the Polo King|Jacqui Goddard|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He and the troops then retreated across New Jersey to a winter redoubt.
She retreated into the lobby, but only to call for backup and an ambulance.Manhunt for a Cop-Hating Pennsylvania ‘Survivalist’|Michael Daly|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once you raised it, a massed army was wasting away, whether it fought or not, or whether it advanced, retreated, or stood still.
They retreated south, giving up what they controlled of Der al Zour to ISIS without ISIS having to fire a shot.U.S. Ignored Warnings Before ISIS Takeover of a Key City|Josh Rogin|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The prisoner released his hold on the door and retreated to the opposite end of his cell.The First Capture|Harry Castlemon
Most of their women and children had retreated to the mountains.The Adventures of Captain Bonneville|Washington Irving
They retreated on their reserves, and stood there recovering themselves, while the Southern riflemen reloaded, but did not pursue.The Scouts of Stonewall|Joseph A. Altsheler
The guard grumbled something under his breath, but retreated down the corridor and finally vanished from sight.Agent Nine Solves His First Case|Graham M. Dean
O, señores; I perceive that you are hombres buenos; and that the ladrones have retreated at your approach.The Bandolero|Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for retreated
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 retreated
see beat a retreat.