Retire - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds
- break from a meeting or gathering (syn: adjourn, withdraw)
- cause to get out (syn: strike out)
I want to be healthy when I retire.
She had to retire during the first set because of a muscle strain.
The Navy is retiring the old battleship.
The manufacturer plans to retire that car model in a few years.
The team is retiring his jersey number in honor of his great career.
He was retired on medical grounds.
The General and I retired to his study to talk privately.
The ladies retired to their tea, and left us over a bottle of wine.
We retired to bed between ten and eleven o'clock.
Most people retire at 65.
He was forced to retire early because of poor health.
I retired from teaching three years ago.
Her drink problem has forced her to retire from public life.
He retired as a GP last year.
He became ill and was retired early.
present participle: retiring
past tense: retired
past participle: retired
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