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retreat verb

ADV. hastily, quickly, rapidly, swiftly | further | back He retreated hastily back to his car.

VERB + RETREAT try to | order sb to The army was ordered to retreat.

PREP. before They retreated before the Americans. | behind He retreated behind the table. | from, in the face of He retreated in the face of strong opposition. | into He retreated into his own world. | to She retreated from the busy office to her own room.