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retreat

noun [S or U]
 
 
/rɪˈtriːt/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a fall in the price, amount, etc. of something, especially after having been high: a retreat from sth Over the past few weeks we have seen the currency's big retreat from its historic high. The FTSE 100 was also in retreat as London traders responded to falls on Wall Street.
a decision not to do something you had planned to do, because it causes too many problems
(Definition of retreat noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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