to retire to bed definition, to retire to bed meaning | English dictionary




      vb   mainly intr  
1    also tr   to give up or to cause (a person) to give up his work, a post, etc., esp. on reaching pensionable age (in Britain and Australia usually 65 for men, 60 for women)  
2    to go away, as into seclusion, for recuperation, etc.  
3    to go to bed  
4    to recede or disappear  
the sun retired behind the clouds     
5    to withdraw from a sporting contest, esp. because of injury  
6    also tr   to pull back (troops, etc.) from battle or an exposed position or (of troops, etc.) to fall back  
7    tr  
a    to remove (bills, bonds, shares, etc.) from circulation by taking them up and paying for them  
b    to remove (money) from circulation  
     (C16: from French retirer, from Old French re- + tirer to pull, draw)  
  retirer      n  
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retiree, retired, retirer, Réti

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
fear of going to bed
celui qui ignore que son lit est dur dort bien
entre mars et avril, on va de la table au lit
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