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retiring

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/rɪˈtaɪərɪŋ/ WORKPLACE, HR
used to describe someone who is about to leave their job, especially when they will stop working completely: IBM is encouraging retiring workers to become teachers. The retiring chairman handed over the meeting to the new chairman.
Translations of “retiring”
in Chinese (Traditional) 靦腆, 不願與人交往的, 離群索居的…
in Russian застенчивый…
in Turkish çekingen, utangaç, mahcup…
in Chinese (Simplified) 腼腆, 不愿与人交往的, 离群索居的…
in Polish nieśmiały…
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