ETYM French retraite, from retraire to withdraw, Latin retrahere; pref. re- re- + trahere to draw. Related to Trace, Retract, Retrace.
1. (Military) A bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset.
2. (Military) A signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position.
3. (Military) Withdrawal to a more favorable position.
4. A place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet.
In a military action, a rearward movement of forces in response to enemy pressure. Unlike a withdrawal, a retreat involves loss of initiative.
1. To make a retreat; SYN. back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, withdraw.
2. To move away, as for privacy
Skloniti se, ukloniti se.