Translation of retire in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /rɪˈtaɪr; rɪˈtaɪə(r)/


  • 1 (from job, occupation) [teacher/civil servant] jubilarse, retirarse; [soldier] retirarse (del servicio activo); [athlete/footballer] retirarse they retired to Florida cuando se jubilaron se fueron a vivir a Florida she retired from public life se alejó de la vida pública she's planning to retire from the stage piensa dejar la actividad teatral the retiring treasurer was given a gold watch el tesorero saliente or que se retiraba fue obsequiado con un reloj de oro
  • 2 2.1 (retreat, withdraw) [formal] retirarse 2.2 [Mil] [troops] retirarse, replegarse*, batirse en retirada 2.3 (from sporting contest) he retired with an injured ankle abandonó el campo de juego con un tobillo lesionado Stephens retired with clutch problems Stephens abandonó (la carrera) por problemas de embrague 2.4 (go to bed) [frml or hum] acostarse*, retirarse a sus ( or mis etc) aposentos [frml o hum]


  • 1.1 (from job) jubilar everyone over 60 was compulsorily retired obligaron a jubilarse a todos los mayores de 60 años 1.2 [Fin] [shares/bonds] redimir 1.3 (in baseball) [batter] retirar

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