- vi. 退休；撤退；退却
- vt. 退休；离开；收回
- n. 退休；退隐；退兵信号
CET4 TEM4 考 研 TOEFL CET6
- retire (v.)
- 1530s, of armies, "to retreat," from Middle French retirer "to withdraw (something)," from re- "back" (see re-) + Old French tirer "to draw" (see tirade). Related: Retired; retiring.
Meaning "to withdraw" to some place, especially for the sake of privacy, is recorded from 1530s; sense of "leave an occupation" first attested 1640s (implied in retirement). Meaning "to leave company and go to bed" is from 1660s. Transitive sense is from 1540s, originally "withdraw, lead back" (troops, etc.); meaning "to remove from active service" is from 1680s. Baseball sense of "to put out" is recorded from 1874.
- 1. If they prove ineffective they should be demoted or asked to retire.
- 2. The jury will retire to consider its verdict today.
- 3. It would be nice to be able to afford to retire earlier.
- 4. The two leaders will retire to Camp David for informal discussions.
- 5. It's close to showtime now, so you retire into the dressing room.
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