There are 2 translations of retreat in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /rɪˈtriːt/


  • [forces/army] batirse en retirada, retirarse, replegarse* management retreated from their position la dirección dio marcha atrás en cuanto a su postura the waters are retreating las aguas están bajando winter is retreating before the warmth of spring el invierno está cediendo paso a la primavera
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    • I just received word that the enemy forces are retreating.
    • The First Shock Army was retreating along a narrow corridor between two series of hills.
    • When daylight arrived, scouting parties would work their way up over the hill in order to determine exactly how far the Army had retreated.

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There are 2 translations of retreat in Spanish:



  • 1 [Mil] retirada (f), repliegue (m) they were ambushed on the retreat les tendieron una emboscada cuando se batían en retirada such attitudes are now on the retreat tales actitudes están desapareciendo our forces are in retreat nuestras tropas se están batiendo en retirada morality is in retreat vivimos un período de decadencia moral to beat a retreat batirse en retirada, retirarse when I saw him, I beat a hasty retreat en cuanto lo ví, puse pies en polvorosa [familiar/colloquial]
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    • They seemed to have made a cowardly retreat and were most likely shivering in fear from the sound of her giant robot's earth-shaking footsteps.
    • Barely seconds into the conflict, and already the defenders are in retreat.
    • These can weaken the enemy, forestall his attack, and potentially force his retreat.
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    • Sounding the retreat in late September 1903, Harrison signaled the surrender of the professional politicians.
    • And soon the birds were flying everywhere signaling the retreat.
    • Even now, as she rested and waited for the signal to begin the retreat, the color on Guo's mantle did not even fade slightly.
  • 2 2.1 (place) refugio (m) their country retreat su refugio en el campo 2.2 [Relig] retiro (m) espiritual, ejercicios (mpl) espirituales to go on a retreat hacer* un retiro espiritual
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    • One can thus expand the definition of ‘adventure’ to include Zen meditation retreats, cello lessons, or medical school.
    • During this time he also made pilgrimages to Sri Lanka, India, China, and Nepal to visit Buddhist sites and for meditation retreats.
    • Bishop Robinson will be in Ireland in October to address the annual retreat of the diocese of Limerick and Killaloe in the Dingle Skelligs hotel.
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    • The elegant Mahogany Room piano bar offers a quiet retreat overlooking the adjacent brick courtyard.
    • He wanted a quiet retreat to build his house upon and concentrate on his work.
    • The central court is conceived as the largest room in the house, providing a common area and a sheltered retreat in summer.

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