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retire from something

to withdraw from something. (Usually to terminate a working career permanently.) I retired from the company early. When do you intend to retire from your job?
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retire (in)to something

to quit working and move into something or some place. Sam and Ella retired into a Florida condo. Joe did not want to retire to Florida.
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retire on something

to quit working and live on something or a particular amount of money. I already have enough money to retire on. I cannot retire on a sum like that!
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retire someone or something from something

to take someone or something out of service permanently. The company retired the vice president from the job and gave it to someone else. It is time to retire my automobile from service.
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retire to

some place to quit working permanently and move to a particular location. When I quit working, I want to retire to Florida. We will retire to our place in the country.
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References in classic literature ?
Good-night, I have business to transact with my clerks before I retire.
If anything worth having comes along in the way of a living I don't mind when I retire.
If I say that I ought to be prepared to do it, that is, I ought to have the money and to retire from the army.
The question whether to retire from the service or not brought him to the other and perhaps the chief though hidden interest of his life, of which none knew but he.
I passed an hour in this state of mind, when suddenly I reflected how fearful the combat which I momentarily expected would be to my wife, and I earnestly entreated her to retire, resolving not to join her until I had obtained some knowledge as to the situation of my enemy.
So far from allowing a single foot to be wet, or a repetition of the fruitless efforts of his people to drive away their foe with missiles, the whole of the party was commanded to retire from the shore, while he himself communicated his intentions to one or two of his most favoured followers.
Better mounted and perhaps more ardent, the Pawnees had, however, reached the spot in sufficient numbers to force their enemies to retire.
After a severe struggle, in which the finest displays of personal intrepidity were exhibited by all the chiefs, the Pawnees were compelled to retire upon the open bottom, closely pressed by the Siouxes, who failed not to seize each foot of ground ceded by their enemies.
ll have the goodness to retire, and order 'em up, one at a time.
Thus, if employees (other than 5% owners) who attained age 70 1/2 in 1996 and did not retire from employment with the employer maintaining the plan by the end of 1996 were offered the opportunity to make an election to defer commencement of benefits rather than to begin receiving benefits from the plan by Apr.
Over two-thirds (67%) of those polled did not believe Medicare would provide the same level of benefits when they retire as it does today.
Not only are many Americans financially unprepared for retirement, but a recent survey by Sun Life Financial (NYSE: SLF, TSX: SLF) of individuals forced to retire reveals that 22% of all retirees are forced into retirement several years before they had anticipated.
The Pomona resident asked himself, ``Do I retire now, or look for another job?
Then there's the Wall Street boom that has created a new breed of millionaires and helped a whole generation of Americans retire early because they've cashed in their stock options.
The majority shareholder would like to retire and have lifetime income for him and his spouse.