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retreat / retirada
 
retreat   [rɪˈtri:t]
A. -noun
1. (military)
(=withdrawal)   retirada (f)   (figurative)   vuelta (f) atránoun,   marcha (f) atránoun
·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   (figurative)   emprender la retirada
·to beat a hasty retreat
(figurative)   retirarse en desorden
·the government is in retreat on this issue
·en este asunto el gobierno se está echando atránoun
·this represents a retreat from his promise
·con esto se está volviendo atránoun de su promesa
·to be in full retreat
·retirarse en masa,   retirarse en todo el frente
2. (=place)   (also religion)   retiro (m),   refugio (m)
(=state)   retraimiento (m),   apartamiento (m)
B. -intransitive verb
1. (military, religion)
(=move back)   retirarse
·they retreated to Dunkirk
·se retiraron a Dunquerque
2. (=draw back)   retroceder
·the waters are retreating
·las aguas estánoun bajando
 
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