Definition of 'retire'
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As the taxes of working people support the retired, the ageing population places a strain on those in work, the report said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The tampering was discovered when the jury had retired. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Let old workers retire and give young ones jobs. The Sun (2010)How many times have you been back since retiring? Times, Sunday Times (2009)What are some other directions a retired pastor can go? Christianity Today (2000)The team behind her deserve huge credit for not retiring her after injury. The Sun (2012)The jury will retire to consider their verdicts today. The Sun (2011)He was just going to retire and should have had many years ahead. The Sun (2015)Most horses would have been retired with the injury she had. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The jury retired to determine their verdict and are to resume deliberations today. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Cricketers used to retire and then go and earn serious money. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The jury has retired to consider its verdict. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The inquest jury will retire to consider its verdict this morning. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Members of the opera choir can retire at the age of 50.. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Questions are constantly asked, retired players give their opinions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Will he ask we retired GPs back? Times, Sunday Times (2014)About 50 players a year retire through injury. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Perhaps he's going to retire early. The Sun (2015)The kind of hospitality she showed is what makes retiring generals move back to Tampa when they leave the service. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Doing this will also help to remind him that in a few years, he too can retire and kick back. The Sun (2014)Ran their youth teams after retiring because of injury aged 29 and became a match-day host. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The world No5 retired with a back injury in the fourth set while trailing Kyrgios. The Sun (2015)OAPs also wish to retire at the age of 65, have good transport links and be within walking distance of shops. The Sun (2013)Immigrants, too, age and retire and the system must take care of them and their large families when they do. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'retire'
British English: retire /rɪˈtaɪə/ VERB
When older people retire, they leave their job and stop working.
He retired last year at the age of 70.
- American English: retire
- Arabic: يَتَقاعَدُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: aposentar
- Chinese: 退休
- Croatian: umiroviti
- Czech: odejít do důchodu
- Danish: gå på pension
- Dutch: met pensioen gaan
- European Spanish: retirarse jubilarse
- Finnish: jäädä eläkkeelle
- French: prendre sa retraite
- German: in den Ruhestand treten
- Greek: αποσύρομαι
- Italian: andare in pensione
- Japanese: 退職する
- Korean: 퇴직하다
- Norwegian: pensjonere (seg)
- Polish: zdymisjonować
- European Portuguese: reformar-se
- Romanian: a se pensiona
- Russian: выходить на пенсию
- Spanish: retirarse
- Swedish: pensionera sig
- Thai: เกษียณ
- Turkish: emekli olmak
- Ukrainian: виходити на пенсію
- Vietnamese: nghỉ hưu
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