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retreat

  
  ( retreats    plural & 3rd person present)   ( retreating    present participle)   ( retreated    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you retreat, you move away from something or someone.  
`I've already got a job,' I said quickly, and retreated from the room...      V prep, Also V  
2       verb   When an army retreats, it moves away from enemy forces in order to avoid fighting them.  
The French, suddenly outnumbered, were forced to retreat...      V  
      Retreat is also a noun., n-var  
In June 1942, the British 8th Army was in full retreat.     
3       verb   If you retreatfrom something such as a plan or a way of life, you give it up, usually in order to do something safer or less extreme.  
I believe people should live in houses that allow them to retreat from the harsh realities of life...      V from/into n  
      Retreat is also a noun., n-var   usu N from/into n  
The President's remarks appear to signal that there will be no retreat from his position...     
4       n-count   A retreat is a quiet, isolated place that you go to in order to rest or to do things in private.  
oft supp N  
He spent yesterday hidden away in his country retreat.     
5    If you beat a retreat, you leave a place quickly in order to avoid an embarrassing or dangerous situation.  
beat a retreat      phrase   V inflects  
Cockburn decided it was time to beat a hasty retreat.     
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exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
adj.
serving no purpose
exp.
not an easy task
adj.
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
n.
no activitiy
Economy term
exp.
non, pas encore
exp.
¡no toques eso!
exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
adj.
basic, standard, with no special features
[Bus.]
exp.
acronyme de "there is no alternative"
phrase chère jadis à Mme THATCHER reprise au G20 de novembre 2011 contre le Premier ministre grec et son référendum
exp.
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
adv.
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops
exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
exp.
little or no possibility of something to happen
n.
Bookish knowledge; knowledge obtained through hearsay, has no sound basis
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
n.
someone who shows no support or enthusiasm about an idea/proposal/situation
n.
participant-driven meeting with no predefined agenda as opposed to high-price, top-down and formal conferences
n.
parent whose children no longer live in the family home
exp.
Unique user’s identity on internet is simply is user life in cyberspace while if user leave no record or trace of his virtual life is virtual death.
[Tech.]
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
n.
Total loss of reaction to the light of Pupillas , It means thar Brain is no more reactive. It means Cardiac Arrest, Cereabral Death or f the subject is conscient action of a Mydriatic Drug.
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
exp.
there is something really obvious that no one talks about
v.
ne pas arriver à faire

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