Re·treat v. i. [imp. & p. p. Retreated; p. pr. & vb. n. Retreating.] To make a retreat; to retire from any position or place; to withdraw; as, the defeated army retreated from the field.
The rapid currents drive
Towards the retreating sea their furious tide. --Milton.
n : people who have retreated; "he had only contempt for the