sound/signal the retreat

Definition of sound/signal the retreat

  1. :  to make the signal telling soldiers to begin a retreat

Word by Word Definitions

soundplay
  1. :  free from injury or disease

    :  free from flaw, defect, or decay

    :  solid, firm

  1. :  to the full extent :  thoroughly

  1. :  a particular auditory impression :  tone

    :  the sensation perceived by the sense of hearing

    :  mechanical radiant energy that is transmitted by longitudinal pressure waves in a material medium (as air) and is the objective cause of hearing

  1. :  to cause to sound

    :  pronounce

    :  to put into words :  voice

  1. :  a long broad inlet of the ocean generally parallel to the coast

    :  a long passage of water connecting two larger bodies (as a sea with the ocean) or separating a mainland and an island

    :  the air bladder of a fish

  1. :  to measure the depth of :  fathom

    :  to try to find out the views or intentions of :  probe

    :  to explore or examine (a body cavity) with a sound

  1. :  an elongated instrument for exploring or sounding body cavities

signalplay
  1. :  sign, indication

    :  an act, event, or watchword that has been agreed on as the occasion of concerted action

    :  something that incites to action

  1. :  to notify by a signal

    :  to communicate or indicate by or as if by signals

    :  to constitute a characteristic feature of (a meaningful linguistic form)

  1. :  distinguished from the ordinary :  notable

retreatplay
  1. :  an act or process of withdrawing especially from what is difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable

    :  the process of receding from a position or state attained

    :  the usually forced withdrawal of troops from an enemy or from an advanced position

  1. :  to make a retreat :  withdraw

    :  to slope backward

    :  to draw or lead back :  remove


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