retreat

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retreat(
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trit
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to move back)
a. retirarse
After arguing, my father would retreat behind his newspaper.Después de discutíamos, mi padre se retiraba detrás de su periódico.
b. retroceder
The police charged, forcing the demonstrators to retreat.La policía cargó contra los manifestantes, obligándolos a retroceder.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
2. (act of moving back)
a. la retirada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
One of Napoleon's worst defeats was the retreat from Moscow in 1812.La retirada de Moscú en 1812 fue una de las peores derrotas de Napoleón.
3. (remote location)
a. el refugio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
She was in need of a retreat where she could forget the outside world and its problems.Necesitaba un refugio donde poder olvidarse del mundo exterior y sus problemas.
b. el retiro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
He was invited to the president's private retreat at Camp David.Fue invitado al retiro privado del presidente en Camp David.
4. (religious)
a. el retiro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
She's away on a Buddhist retreat.Se ha ido a un retiro budista.
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retreat
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (withdrawal)
a. la retirada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
to beat a retreatbatirse en retirada
2. (place)
a. el retiro m, refugio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a. retirarse
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retreat [rɪˈtriːt]
noun
1 (Mil) (withdrawal) retirada (f); vuelta (f) atrás; marcha (f) atrás
the retreat from Mons la retirada de Mons; to beat the retreat dar el toque de retreta; to beat a retreat retirarse; batirse en retirada; emprender la retirada; to beat a hasty retreat retirarse en desorden; the government is in retreat on this issue en este asunto el gobierno se está echando atrás; this represents a retreat from his promise con esto se está volviendo atrás de su promesa; to be in full retreat retirarse en masa; retirarse en todo el frente
2 (place) also (Rel) retiro (m); refugio (m); (state) retraimiento (m); apartamiento (m)
intransitive verb
1 (Mil) (Rel) (move back) retirarse
they retreated to Dunkirk se retiraron a Dunquerque
2 (draw back) retroceder
the waters are retreating las aguas están bajando
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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