retreat house meaning, retreat house definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( 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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act of covering an object, such as a tree, house, or another structure with toilet paper
Syn.: TP'ing
casser la baraque
A pipe that carries water and pollutants after being used in houses and businesses.
ce qu'on apprend au berceau, demeure jusqu'au tombeau
à l'entrée de la ville sont les premières maisons
expression meaning that one should not criticize someone else for a mistake that he/she also makes or a flaw that he/she also has
ceux qui habitent des maisons de verre ne doivent pas se servir de projectiles
ceux qui habitent des maisons de verre ne doivent pas se servir de projectiles
celui dont la maison est de verre doit se garder de jeter des pierres aux autres
balaie la maison de tes amis, et ne frappe pas à la porte de tes ennemis
Alençon, petite ville, grand renom, habit de velours et ventre de son, plus de cocus que de maisons
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