- v go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
- v withdraw from active participation
- v pull back or move away or backward
- v withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds
- v break from a meeting or gathering
- v make (someone) retire
- v dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)
- v lose interest
- v cause to be out on a fielding play
- v cause to get out
- v prepare for sleep
- s not arrogant or presuming
a shy retiring girl
- s of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office
a retiring member of the board
- s reluctant to draw attention to yourself
- Mexico More and more Americans are retiring south of the border, where the cost of living is low and the weather is excellent year-round.
- Five-term Senator John Warner, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced in August he will be retiring at the end of this term.
- Custom entitles every retiring Speaker to receive a viscountcy.
- Brett Favre in USA Today
Them moving on does not bother me,Favre said. "It doesn't. I totally understand that. By me retiring March 3rd, I knew that could possibly happen. All I was saying is, you know, I'm thinking about playing again."
- Barack Obama in Albany Times Union
Your shy and retiring Attorney General - Andrew Cuomo is in the house. Andrew is doing great work enforcing the laws that need to be enforced,said Obama.
- Doc Rivers in ESPN
He was a warrior,Rivers said. "I don't know if Rasheed will ever play again. You know, he's one of them. I think he took that out on the floor with him. I think he is thinking about retiring, and I thought you could see that in his play....