Retreat Re*treat", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Retreated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Retreating}.] To make a retreat; to retire from any position or place; to withdraw; as, the defeated army retreated from the field. [1913 Webster]

The rapid currents drive Towards the retreating sea their furious tide. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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