prepare for sleep
"I usually turn in at midnight"
"He goes to bed at the crack of dawn"
- go to bed - turn in - crawl in - kip down - hit the hay - hit the sack - sack out - go to sleep
cause to get out
"The pitcher retired three batters"
"the runner was put out at third base"
- strike out
cause to be out on a fielding play
- put out
"he retired from life when his wife died"
dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)
"She finally retired that old coat"
make (someone) retire
"The director was retired after the scandal"
break from a meeting or gathering
"We adjourned for lunch"
"The men retired to the library"
withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds
pull back or move away or backward
"The enemy withdrew"
"The limo pulled away from the curb"
- pull away - draw back - pull back - move back
withdraw from active participation
"He retired from chess"
go into retirement
stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
"He retired at age 68"