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retreats

noun
plural of retreat

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 an act of moving away especially from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable
  • we made a strategic retreat when we realized that we were outnumbered

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2 something (as a building) that offers cover from the weather or protection from danger
  • her bedroom served as a retreat from the frequent arguing between her parents
  • the abandoned cabin was a welcome retreat from the storm

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retreats

verb
present tense third-person singular of retreat

Synonyms & Antonyms of retreats (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to move back or away (as from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable)
  • we retreated to the safety of the cellar at the first sign of the tornado

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2 to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
  • the untried soldiers retreated in humiliating disarray almost as soon as the enemy's onslaught began

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“Retreats.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/retreats. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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