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  1. retreat

    • IPA[rəˈtrēt]

    美式

    • 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 decisions, plans, or attitude, especially as a result of criticism from others
    • noun: retreat, plural noun: retreats

    • 釋義
    • 相關詞
    • 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

      a series of trenches which filled with water when the ice retreated

    • 3. withdraw to a quiet or secluded place:

      after the funeral he retreated to the shore

    • 4. change one's decisions, plans, or attitude, as a result of criticism from others:

      his proposals were clearly unreasonable and he was soon forced to retreat

    • 5. (of shares of stock) decline in value:

      shares retreated 32 points to 653 points

    • 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 decisions, plans, or attitude, especially as a result of criticism from others:

      the unions made a retreat from their earlier position

    • 3. a decline in the value of shares of stock.
    • 4. a signal for a military force to withdraw:

      the bugle sounded a retreat

    • 5. 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.
    • 6. a quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax:

      their mountain retreat in New Hampshire

    • 7. a period of seclusion for the purposes of prayer and meditation:

      the bishop is away on his annual retreat

      before his ordination he went on retreat

    • ph. withdraw quickly in order to avoid something unpleasant

    • a speedy retreat

      the army was in retreat

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    • ph. withdraw quickly, typically in order to avoid something unpleasant

    • a speedy retreat

      the army was in retreat

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    • ph. withdraw quickly, typically in order to avoid something unpleasant

    • a speedy retreat

      the army was in retreat

    Powered by Oxford Dictionary of English 3e

    • ph. withdraw, typically in order to avoid something unpleasant

    • a speedy retreat

      the army was in retreat

    Powered by New Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[rɪˈtriːt]

    英式

    • v.
      (of an army) withdraw from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a defeat:
    • the French retreated in disarray
    • n.
      an act of moving back or withdrawing:
    • a speedy retreat

      the army was in retreat

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