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retire

verb  us   /rɪˈtɑɪər/

retire verb (STOP WORKING)

[I/T] to leave your job or stop working because of having reached a particular age or because of ill health, or to cause someone or something to stop being employed or used: [I] He worked in television after retiring from baseball. [I] I’ll be retiring soon. [T] The aircraft was retired in 1990.

retire verb (LEAVE A PLACE)

[I] fml to leave a room or group of people and go somewhere quiet or private: The judge retired to her study to review the case. [I] fml To retire also means to go to bed.
retired
adjective [not gradable]  us   /rɪˈtɑɪərd/
He is a retired airline pilot.
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