retire to (something or some place)
1. To relocate to some city, state, country, etc., when one retires. I know it's a cliché, but I'd love to retire to Florida. More and more people are retiring to Ireland, now that it's economy is back on track.
2. To move into a particular kind of living arrangement when one retires. My parents sold our big family home and retire to a small apartment off the coast of Spain. I have no intention of retiring to some old folks' home, thank you very much.
3. Withdraw to some location in order to rest or seek seclusion. Ah, what a wonderful meal. Shall we retire to the drawing room, everyone? He retired to a corner of the room, overwhelmed by the number of people at the party.
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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.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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