retire

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Verb[change]

Plain form
retire

Third-person singular
retires

Past tense
retired

Past participle
retired

Present participle
retiring

  1. (intransitive) If you retire, you stop working, usually because of your age.
    She recently retired after 25 years with the company.
    With me is Colonel David Hunt, military analyst and retired U.S. Army commander.
    Horner retired at age 63 and has been painting full time ever since.
  2. (transitive) If you retire something, you stop using it.
    NASA will soon be retiring the space shuttles.
  3. (intransitive) If you retire, you go to a quiet place, often to bed.
    After dinner she retired to her bedroom with a head cold.

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