retire to (something or some place)(redirected from retiring to)
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.
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.