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How to Pronounce Retreats: Learn how to pronounce Retreats in English correctly

Learn how to say Retreats correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word retreat:

[no object]
1(of an army) withdraw from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a defeat:
the French retreated in disarray
move back or withdraw:
it becomes so hot that the lizards retreat into the shade
the ice retreated during warmer periods called interglacials
(as adjective retreating)
the sound of retreating footsteps
withdraw to a quiet or secluded place:
after the funeral he retreated to Scotland
[with object] Chess move (a piece) back from a forward or threatened position on the board.
2change one’s mind or plans as a result of criticism or difficulty:
his proposals were clearly unreasonable and he was forced to retreat
3(of shares) decline in value:
the company reported healthy figures but the shares retreated
1an act of moving back or withdrawing:
a speedy retreat
[mass noun]:
the army was in retreat
an act of changing one’s mind or plans as a result of criticism or difficulty:
the trade unions made a retreat from their earlier position
2a signal for a military force to withdraw:
the bugle sounded a retreat
[mass noun] a military musical ceremony carried out at sunset, originating in the playing of drums and bugles to tell soldiers to return to camp for the night.
3a quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax:
their country retreat in Ireland
a period or place of seclusion for the purposes of prayer and meditation:
the bishop is away on his annual retreat
[mass noun]:
before his ordination he went into retreat
4a decline in the value of shares:
a gloomy stock market forecast sent share prices into a rapid retreat

beat a retreat

see beat.

late Middle English: from Old French retret (noun), retraiter (verb), from Latin retrahere ‘pull back’ (see retract)