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Synonyms for retreat

Synonyms for retreat

something that physically protects, especially from danger

the moving back of a military force in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat

to move back or away from a point, limit, or mark

to abandon a former position or commitment

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to move back in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat

Synonyms for retreat

(military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat

(military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position

(military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset

an area where you can be alone

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withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation

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the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant)

move away, as for privacy

References in classic literature ?
Retreat was cut off in all directions, unless I chose to charge one of the beasts.
And again I charged, only to see the eyes retreat before me and hear the muffled rush of the three at my back.
Throughout the whole army and at headquarters most joyful though erroneous rumors were rife of the imaginary approach of columns from Russia, of some victory gained by the Austrians, and of the retreat of the frightened Bonaparte.
But to retreat without fighting from a fight once started was alien to Jerry's ways and nature.
White Fang, on the verge of retreat, would have retreated, leaving the meat to him.
White Fang stood over the shin- bone, bristling and menacing, while Baseek stood a little way off, preparing to retreat.
Turn him at one place, and he made a new struggle in anotlter; force him to retreat at this point, and he advanced on that, directly.
A party of the crowd coming up that way, just as they entered, John had double-locked the door again, and made off for the soldiers, so that means of retreat was cut off from under them.
The two Englishmen seeing this, thinking themselves not secure where they stood, because it was likely some of the wild people might come that way, and they might come too many together, thought it proper to make another retreat about half a mile farther; believing, as it afterwards happened, that the further they strolled, the fewer would be together.
The poor men were now in great perplexity whether they should stand and keep their posture or fly; but after a very short debate with themselves, they considered that if the savages ranged the country thus before help came, they might perhaps find their retreat in the woods, and then all would be lost; so they resolved to stand them there, and if they were too many to deal with, then they would get up to the top of the tree, from whence they doubted not to defend themselves, fire excepted, as long as their ammunition lasted, though all the savages that were landed, which was near fifty, were to attack them.
They came once in sight of the two men, but it was at a great distance; however, they had the satisfaction to see them cross over a valley towards the sea, quite the contrary way from that which led to their retreat, which they were afraid of; and being satisfied with that, they went back to the tree where they left their prisoner, who, as they supposed, was delivered by his comrades, for he was gone, and the two pieces of rope-yarn with which they had bound him lay just at the foot of the tree.
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