[ UK /ɹɪtˈa‍ɪ‍ə/ ]
[ US /ˌɹiˈtaɪɝ, ɹiˈtaɪɹ, ɹɪˈtaɪɹ/ ]
  1. withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds
  2. pull back or move away or backward
    The enemy withdrew
    The limo pulled away from the curb
  3. cause to get out
    The pitcher retired three batters
    the runner was put out at third base
  4. withdraw from active participation
    He retired from chess
  5. go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
    He retired at age 68
  6. make (someone) retire
    The director was retired after the scandal
  7. cause to be out on a fielding play
  8. lose interest
    he retired from life when his wife died
  9. break from a meeting or gathering
    We adjourned for lunch
    The men retired to the library
  10. prepare for sleep
    He goes to bed at the crack of dawn
    I usually turn in at midnight
  11. dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)
    She finally retired that old coat
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How To Use retire In A Sentence

  • Can you tell me what the major league record is for most consecutive batters retired by a pitcher and who holds it?
  • Retirement would mean that he could not face disciplinary proceedings. Times, Sunday Times
  • Ronald Martin retired from the United States Air Force Reserve as a Lt. Colonel. Mastin, Ronald L.
  • He claimed that the Chief of the USAR at the time, told him that he didn't need to re-enlist (he had only accrued two good years for retirement in the 4 years he was back on the books) and to keep singing for the troops. Heroes or Villains?
  • Amid fireworks, a color guard and torrents of cheers, 62 former Redskins were introduced on Sunday night at FedEx Field, from Carl Kammerer, who played in 1963, to Darnerien McCants, who retired in 2004. Shanahan, McNabb are helping the Redskins recapture their past
  • And even those who'd retired in the fullness of time were no longer secure from retrospective investigation and changed pensionable status. CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD
  • Retirement is likely to move from an abrupt halt at a fixed age to a more gradual withdrawal, with the abolition of compulsory retirement ages. Times, Sunday Times
  • In his retirement, he lived a life of ease.
  • Here retired US diplomat Ellsworth Bunker drew up a plan to transfer the administrative authority for West Papua from the Netherlands to a neutral administrator, and thence to Indonesia.
  • Historically, the postal service, which employs 532,800 workers, paid for retiree health benefits when they came due. Postal Service Eyes Closing Thousands of Post Offices
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