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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 ?
Up to this time she had turned round, every now and then, to where Dolly and Miss Haredale had retired and uttered a scream, or groan, or laid her hand upon her heart and trembled excessively, with a view of keeping up appearances, and giving them to understand that she conversed with the visitor, under protest and on compulsion, and at a great personal sacrifice, for their common good.
The Jew, perfectly understanding the hint, retired to fill it: previously exchanging a remarkable look with Fagin, who raised his eyes for an instant, as if in expectation of it, and shook his head in reply; so slightly that the action would have been almost imperceptible to an observant third person.
When the family have retired to rest, we shall come out of the kitchen, and the young lady out of her bedroom.
Pickwick cautiously retired to the angle of the wall in which he had been before ensconced; waiting until such time as he might deem it safe to repeat the signal.
Pickwick made no reply, he did not even ask after his friends at Dingley Dell, and shortly afterwards retired for the night, desiring Sam to fetch his candle when he rung.
In sharp contrast to the finding that about one-third of nonretirees expect to retire before age 65, twice as many of those who have already retired (67%) said they did so before 65.
The offering of the program is contingent on the Eighth Circuit's approval of the class action settlement between the NFL and retired players that created the Greater Good Fund.
The tribal elder had given an ultimatum of 72 hours to the authorities to send home the retired reader to APA for taking bribes from locals and his conspiracies against the locals.
Colm 90, a retired Foreign Service officer, died Jan.
According to BETAM, the share of retired people in the 45-54 age category was 24.
If AB 431 becomes law; the CBA would need to initiate a rulemaking to adopt these proposals as minimum requirements for acquiring and maintaining a retired status.
More than one half of those who have not retired said not saving enough or diminished investments were the reason they will delay retiring.
Moreover, security forces detained retired Lieutenant General Engin Alan, general manager of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, in the northwestern province of Bursa.
While applauding the Scottish Government in that they mirrored their English colleagues, I maintain that payments are due to all retired police officers, not just those who fit the criteria of having retired after December 1, 2006.
Also attending were Judith L'Ecuyer Toscano of Chelmsford, retired part-time school teacher; Edwina Tardiff Hevey of Petersburg, Fla.