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English definition of “retreat”

retreat

verb [I] (PRICE)    /rɪˈtriːt/
If a price retreats, it goes down after it has gone up: Wheat prices retreated after a two-day increase .Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of retreat verb (PRICE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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