- n. 撤退；改变；隐居处
- v. 撤退；改变；退避；缩回象棋的棋子
- vi. 撤退; 退却 go back; withdraw
- vi. 规避,逃走,逃避 go away to a place of shelter or privacy
- [S]退却,撤退 act or instance of retreating
- [S]退军号,收兵号 a military signal for retreating
- [C]退隐处; 藏匿处; 避难所 a place into which one can go for peace and safety
- [U][C]静修(期) a period of prayer, thought, and religious study, with a group
(military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat;
"the disorderly retreat of French troops"
a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
(military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position
(military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset
an area where you can be alone
withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation;
"the religious retreat is a form of vacation activity"
the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant)
pull back or move away or backward;
"The enemy withdrew"
"The limo pulled away from the curb"
move away, as for privacy;
"The Pope retreats to Castelgondolfo every summer"
"The glacier retrogrades"
make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity;
"We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him"
"He backed out of his earlier promise"
"The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"
- The troop made good their retreat from the occupied city.
- He immediately sounded a retreat.
- The minister made an undignified retreat from his earlier position.
- The Senator made an embarrassing retreat from his earlier position.
- He has a little retreat in the mountains.
- Mike used to go to his comfortable retreat by the lake alone.
- After several reverses the enemy was forced to retreat.
- The soldiers had to retreat when they were beaten in battle.
- You can't retreat from the responsibility in this affair.
- He retreats from the public eye.
- Our soldiers force the enemy to retreat.
- The general ordered the bugler to sound the retreat.
- He lives in a quiet retreat.
- They spent a week in (a) retreat.
- retreat from (v.+prep.)
避开…move away from or try to get rid of sb/sth
- retreat to (v.+prep.)
撤退到move back to
retreat to sth
The soldiers were ordered to retreat to safer positions behind the lines.
- in full retreat 全线溃退
- a retreat from border 从边境撤退
To harass the..German retreat by..ambushing.出自： M. R. D. Foot
The dollar was on the retreat.出自： J. Archer
The intruders were in retreat.出自：Time
There can be no retreat from the truth.出自： S. Rushdie
He saw his troops retreat from the field.出自： H. H. Wilson
Footsteps..retreated on the pavement.出自： W. Sansom
She would retreat to Crowlink.出自： J. Briggs
Ned retreated into a private world.出自： G. Daly
- retreat, retire, withdraw
- retire指从公共场所移到私人场所,用法较为正式; withdraw与retire相似,为正式用语,现已较少使用; retreat多指从危险的处境中退出,也可能从一个地方移到另一个安静的私人场所。
- ☆ 直接源自古法语的retret；最初源自拉丁语的retrahere，意为撤回。