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English definition of “retire”

retire

verb (LEAVE A PLACE)    /rɪˈtaɪər/ US  /-ˈtaɪr/
[I] formal to leave a room or group of people and go somewhere quiet or private: After dinner our host said, "Shall we retire to the drawing room?"Departing [I] formal or old-fashioned to go to bed: It had been a long day, so I retired early.Sleep and sleeping
(Definition of retire verb (LEAVE A PLACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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