- [verb] go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position; "He retired at age 68"
- [verb] withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess"
- [verb] pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"
Synonyms: withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, move back
- [verb] move back and away from; "The enemy fell back"
Synonyms: recede, fall back
- [verb] withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds
- [verb] break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"
Synonyms: adjourn, withdraw
- [verb] make (someone) retire; "The director was retired after the scandal"
- [verb] dispose of; as of old clothes; "She finally retired that old coat"
Synonyms: pension off
- [verb] lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"
- [verb] cause to be out on a fielding play
Synonyms: put out
- [verb] cause to retire; "The pitcher retired three batters"; "the runner was put out at third base"
Synonyms: strike out
- [verb] go to bed in order to sleep; "I usually turn in at midnight"; "He turns out at the crack of dawn"
Synonyms: go to bed, turn in, bed, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the sack, sack out, go to sleep
bow out, withdraw
recede, fall back, retire
back up, back off, back down
ebb, ebb away, ebb down, ebb out, ebb off
chicken out, back off, pull out, back down, bow out
bed down, bunk down