retire

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retire

1. To discontinue formal employment or work at a specific place or task. In the past, in many industries, educational institutions, and public service, retirement was mandated when an employee had attained a specified age. This practice has lost its attractiveness to a large segment of the workforce, esp. among those who enjoy work. See: recreation
2. To go to bed.