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

Translation of retreat in German:

noun

  • 1 (withdrawal) (also Military) [or figurative] their retreat from the territory/position
    ihr Rückzug aus dem Gebiet/von der Stellung
    beat a retreat
    den Rückzug antreten
    [figurative]
    make good one's retreat
    sich in Sicherheit Akk. bringen
    [figurative]
    sich aus dem Staub machen
    [colloquial]
    hasty
  • 4 (Military) (bugle-call)
    (for return to barracks)
    (for withdrawal) See examples:sound/give the retreat
    zum Rückzug blasen

intransitive verb

  • 1 (withdraw) (also Military) [or figurative]
    sich zurückziehen
    (in fear)
    zurückweichen
    retreat within oneself
    sich in sich Akk. selbst zurückziehen
    retreat from a territory/position
    sich aus einem Gebiet/von einer Stellung zurückziehen
    retreat from an aggressive stance
    eine aggressive Haltung aufgeben
  • 2
    (recede) (Überschwemmung, Gletscher usw.)
    zurückgehen

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