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  1. retreat

    • IPA[rɪˈtriːt]

    英式

    • v.
      (of an army) withdraw from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a defeat;move back or withdraw
    • n.
      an act of moving back or withdrawing;an act of changing one's mind or plans as a result of criticism or difficulty
    • noun: retreat, plural noun: retreats

    • 釋義
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. (of an army) withdraw from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a defeat:

      the French retreated in disarray

    • 2. move back or withdraw:

      it becomes so hot that the lizards retreat into the shade

      the ice retreated during warmer periods called interglacials

    • 3. withdraw to a quiet or secluded place:

      after the funeral he retreated to Scotland

    • 4. change one's mind or plans as a result of criticism or difficulty:

      his proposals were clearly unreasonable and he was forced to retreat

    • 5. (of shares) decline in value:

      the company reported healthy figures but the shares retreated

    • 6. move (a piece) back from a forward or threatened position on the board.
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. an act of moving back or withdrawing:

      a speedy retreat

      the army was in retreat

    • 2. an act of changing one's mind or plans as a result of criticism or difficulty:

      the trade unions made a retreat from their earlier position

    • 3. a signal for a military force to withdraw:

      the bugle sounded a retreat

    • 4. a military musical ceremony carried out at sunset, originating in the playing of drums and bugles to tell soldiers to return to camp for the night.
    • 5. a quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax:

      their country retreat in Ireland

    • 6. a period or place of seclusion for the purposes of prayer and meditation:

      the bishop is away on his annual retreat

      before his ordination he went into retreat

    • 7. a decline in the value of shares:

      a gloomy stock market forecast sent share prices into a rapid retreat

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