"retiring" in the verb sense
go into retirement stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
"He retired at age 68"
2. retire, withdraw
withdraw from active participation
"He retired from chess"
3. withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back
pull back or move away or backward
"The enemy withdrew"
"The limo pulled away from the curb"
withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds
5. adjourn, withdraw, retire
break from a meeting or gathering
"We adjourned for lunch"
"The men retired to the library"
make (someone) retire
"The director was retired after the scandal"
dispose of (something no longer useful or needed
"She finally retired that old coat"
8. retire, withdraw
"he retired from life when his wife died"
9. put out, retire
cause to be out on a fielding play
10. retire, strike out
cause to get out
"The pitcher retired three batters"
"the runner was put out at third base"
11. go to bed, turn in, bed, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the sack, sack out, go to sleep, retire
prepare for sleep
"I usually turn in at midnight"
"He goes to bed at the crack of dawn"
"retiring" in the adjective sense
1. retiring, unassuming
not arrogant or presuming
"unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work"
"a shy retiring girl"
2. past, preceding, retiring
of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office
"a retiring member of the board"
3. reticent, self-effacing, retiring
reluctant to draw attention to yourself
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