retire

Definitions

Accounting

  • verb to make an employee stop work and take a pension

Banking

  • verb to come to the end of an elected term of office

Cricket

  • verb (of a batsman) to leave the field during one’s innings without being dismissed and (in some cases) with the option of resuming the innings at a later stage
  • verb to leave the field having been dismissed; be out
    Citation ‘He and Parr played steadily together until Parr received a trimmer from Mr. Fisher, which caused him to retire’ (Lillywhite 1860)

Law

  • verb to make an employee stop working permanently
  • verb to go away from a court for a period of time

Medical

  • verb to stop work at a particular age

Military

  • verb to move away from the enemy
  • verb to move back towards your own forces or territory
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