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retire  


      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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retired, retirer, retiree, Réti

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
fear of going to bed
[Psych.]

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