retire has definitions from the fields of baseball,games,work
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[ verb ] (work) go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position

Examples

"He retired at age 68"

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Dr._Clark will succeed Dr._J._R._McLemore , who will retire at the close of the present school_term .

(The New York Times,...)

He succeeds Buck_Shaw , who retired at the end of last season .

(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)

In 1931 Mrs._F._H._Briggs , agent and chief operator , who was to retire in 1946 with thirty years ' service , led agency offices in sales for the year with $ 2490 .

William_Hitchcock , who retired in 1938 , was a veteran of thirty-four years ' local service .

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

Leaving the theatre after the performance , I had a flash of intuition that life , after_all ( as Rilke said ) , is just a search for the nonexistent cup of hot coffee , and that this unpretentious , moving , clever , bitter slice of life was the greatest thing to happen to the American theatre since Brooks_Atkinson retired .

2
[ verb ] withdraw from active participation

Synonyms

withdraw

Examples

: "He retired from chess"

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Saxton has made only one second-half appearance this season and that was in the Washington_State game , for four plays : he returned the kickoff 30 yards , gained five yards through the line and_then uncorked a 56 - yard touchdown run before retiring to the bench .

3
[ verb ] pull back or move away or backward

Examples

"The enemy withdrew" "The limo pulled away from the curb"

4
[ verb ] move back and away from

Synonyms

recede fall_back

Examples

"The enemy fell back"

5
[ verb ] (work) make (someone) retire

Examples

"The director was retired after the scandal

Used in print

(The Miami Herald,...)

The aging chancellor in_all likelihood will be retired .

Related terms

fire superannuate

6
[ verb ] break from a meeting or gathering

Synonyms

withdraw adjourn

Examples

"We adjourned for lunch" "The men retired to the library"

Used in print

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

After another two_weeks , the first young emerge , four to eight small daughters that begin to play the role of worker_bees , collecting pollen and nectar in the field and caring for the new young generation while the queen retires to a life of egg_laying .

7
[ verb ] dispose of; as of old clothes

Synonyms

pension_off

Examples

"She finally retired that old coat"

Used in print

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

Reports that the venerable liner , which has been in_service since 1936 , was to be retired struck a nostalgic note in many_of us .

Related terms

discard

8
[ verb ] withdraw from circulation or form the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds

Used in print

(Los Angeles Times,...)

Union_Oil_Co. of California_Tuesday offered $ 120 million in debentures to the public through a group of underwriters headed by Dillon , Read + Co. , to raise money to retire a similar amount held by Gulf_Oil_Corp. .

Related terms

recall

9
[ verb ] (baseball,games) retire

Synonyms

strike_out put_out

Examples

"he was put out at third base on a long throw from left field"

Related terms

play baseball move_over

10
[ verb ] cause to be out on a fielding play

Synonyms

put_out

Related terms

toy baseball

11
[ verb ] lose interest

Synonyms

withdraw

Examples

"he retired from life when his wife died"

Related terms

tire chicken_out withdrawer

12
[ verb ] go to bed in order to sleep

Examples

"I usually turn in at midnight" "He turns out at the crack of dawn"

Related terms

get_up get_up bed_down

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