Textual thesaurus for "retreat"

(noun) retirement

withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation

the religious retreat is a form of vacation activity

(noun) hideaway

an area where you can be alone

(verb) back away, back out, crawfish, crawfish out, pull back, pull in one's horns, withdraw

make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity

We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him; He backed out of his earlier promise; The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns

(verb) retire, pull away, pull back, recede, withdraw, draw back, move back

pull back or move away or backward

The enemy withdrew; The limo pulled away from the curb

(verb) retrograde

move back

The glacier retrogrades