Translation of retirar in English:

retirar

vt

  • 1 1.1 (quitar) to remove, take away; (apartar) to move o take away retiraron las sillas para que pudiéramos bailar they moved o took away the chairs so that we could dance el camarero retiró los platos the waiter took o cleared the plates away retiraron los dos vehículos accidentados the two vehicles involved in the accident were moved out of the way o were removed los vehículos mal estacionados serán retirados badly-parked vehicles will be towed (away) o removed sin retirar la tapadera without taking off o removing the lid retiraremos a nuestro embajador we shall recall o withdraw our ambassadorretirar algo de algo retíralo de la chimenea un poco move it back from the fireplace a little, move it a bit further away from the fire retiró la cacerola del fuego he removed the saucepan from the heat, he took the saucepan off the heat retiraron los tres coches de la calzada the three cars were removed from o moved off the road el autobús tuvo que ser retirado del servicio the bus had to be withdrawn from service retiró el ejército de la frontera he withdrew the army from the border serán retirados de la circulación they will be withdrawn from circulation 1.2 [cabeza/mano] en el último momento retiró la cabeza at the last moment she pulled her head back o away no intentes retirar la mano don't try to pull your hand back ( o out etc), don't try to remove o withdraw your handretirar algo de algo retiré la mano de la bolsa I took my hand out of the bag, I removed o withdrew my hand from the bag 1.3 [entrenador] [jugador] to take off, pull … out of the game; [corredor/ciclista] to withdraw, pull out 1.4 (+ me/te/le etc) [apoyo] to withdraw; [pasaporte/carnet] to withdraw, take away me retiró el saludo/la palabra she stopped saying hello to me/speaking to me

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