come out of retirement

Definition of come out of retirement

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

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

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

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

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

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

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

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

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

    :  the age at which one normally retires

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

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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