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retreat
British English: /rɪˈtriːt/
American English: /rəˈtrit/

Translation of retreat in French:

noun

  • 1 (withdrawal)
    retraite (f) (from de) (into dans)
    to beat ou make a retreat to beat a hasty retreat
    battre en retraite précipitamment
    to sound/beat the retreat (Military)
    sonner/battre la retraite
    to be in retreat
    (ideology etc)
    reculer
  • 3 (Religion) to go into/go on a retreat
    entrer en/faire une retraite

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1 (gen)
    (person)
    se retirer (into dans) (from de)
    to retreat before something
    battre en retraite devant quelque chose
  • 2 (Military)
    (army)
    se replier (to sur) (into dans) (behind derrière)
  • 3 [figurative]
    se retirer (to à) (from de)
    to retreat into a dream world/into silence
    se réfugier dans un monde imaginaire/dans le silence
    to retreat into oneself
  • 4
    (glacier, flood water, desert)
    reculer

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