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English definition of “retire”

retire

verb (STOP WORKING)    /rɪˈtaɪər/ US  /-ˈtaɪr/
B1 [I] to leave your job or stop working because of old age or ill health : Since retiring from the company , she has done voluntary work for a charity . He is due to retire as chief executive next year .Retiring and resigning from work [I] to stop taking part in a race or competition because of illness or injury : She retired from the competition after pulling a leg muscle .Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated [T often passive] If an employer retires an employee , they make that person leave their job , usually at a time when they are near to the age at which they would normally stop working , or because they are ill : Following the merger , he was retired with a generous pension .Firing staff and being fired
(Definition of retire verb (STOP WORKING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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