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v.t., v.i.
to treat again.



1. the forced or strategic withdrawal of a military force before an enemy.
2. the act of withdrawing, as into safety or privacy; retirement.
3. a place of refuge, seclusion, or privacy.
4. an asylum, as for the insane.
5. a retirement or a period of retirement for religious exercises and meditation.
a. a flag-lowering ceremony held at sunset on a military post.
b. the bugle call or drumbeat played at this ceremony.
7. to withdraw, retire, or draw back, esp. for shelter or seclusion.
8. to make a retreat.
9. to slope backward; recede.
10. to draw or lead back.
beat a retreat, to withdraw or retreat, esp. in disgrace.
[1300–50; (n.) retret < Old French, variant of retrait, n. use of past participle of retraire to draw back < Latin retrahere (see retract1); (v.) late Middle English retreten < Middle French retraitier < Latin retractāre to retract2]
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Re-treat the deck whenever water stops beading on the surface.
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