come out of retirement

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of come out of retirement

: to return to work or to one's professional career
  • He came out of retirement to play baseball again.

Word by Word Definitions

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats

retirement play
  1. : an act of retiring : the state of being retired

  2. : withdrawal from one's position or occupation or from active working life

  3. : the age at which one normally retires

  1. : of, relating to, or designed for retired persons


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