A routine (usually annual) luxurious vacation taken at the company's expense by equity owners or senior executives for the purposes of indulging in golf, fine dining and other forms of entertainment (legitimate or otherwise) under the pretense (mostly for the benefit of their spouses and employees) of working and for other business purposes. Also known as a "management re-treat" or a "partner re-treat".
Did you get a lot done at the re-treat this year, Bud?

Yeah! I shaved a stroke off my handicap and got two hour-long massages and a facial.
de Lone Scout 06 Septembrie 2009

NOUN:

1. A movement away from danger or a confrontation, back along the original route.

2. A withdrawal from a position or point of view to one intended to lessen conflict.

3. A withdrawal of military forces following a defeat or preceding a change of position.

4. A signal, usually a bugle call or drumbeat, telling soldiers to perform a retreat.

5. A period of quiet rest and contemplation in a secluded place.

6. A quiet secluded place where people go for rest and privacy.

7. A place where people or animals go to avoid danger or capture.

8. A place for the long-term care and treatment of people who are incapable of caring for themselves.

9. Period of seclusion: A period away from normal activities, devoted to prayer and meditation, often spent in a religious community.

VERB:

1. To move back away from danger or a confrontation.

2. To withdraw from a position or point of view to one intended to lessen conflict.

3. To withdraw following a defeat or prior to a change of position.

4. To recede or fall back from a previous position
when the glaciers retreated.

5. To move a chesspiece back to an earlier position.

NOUN:

1. The bear had the hunters in full retreat.
2. Their retreat from a previously inflexible position.
3. The american army retreated.
4. The general ordered retreat.
5. An hour of retreat.
6. A safehouse or sanctuary.
7. Like I said: a sanctuary.
8. A retreat hospital.

VERB:

1. They retreated back into the house.
2. They fled to the river.
3. They retreated back from the enemy.
4. Run like hell.
5. Ctrl-Z

de Jafje 10 Aprilie 2007
The word "Victory" in French.
American: "You frogs sure retreated fast when the Germans came a knocking."
Frenchie: "Yeah, and if they tried it a third time we'd retreat again! Twice as hard!"
de QueenMidas 07 Februarie 2010
The act of having your children go trick-or-treating, and periodically returning home to get rid of the "crap candy" they don't want. Then, using that candy to hand out to the trick or treaters that come to your house. Very similar to re-gifting.
"Who gives a 3 year old jawbreakers and popcorn balls for Halloween? WTF!! We ended up re-treating those, and eating all the Hershey's we had originally bought to give out.
de IndianaDunes 07 Septembrie 2011
The act of pulling out AFTER ejaculating during unprotected sex.
The premature ejaculator beat a hasty retreat.
de Curious Nihilist 08 Februarie 2011
The way a person looks while walking away; often a judgement on his/her posterior.
That girl has the sweetest retreat I've seen in a long time.
de Claydogg 21 August 2008
1. A spiritual getaway
2. To surrender, withdraw (i.e. military battle)
3. To treat yourself again
1. I'm going on a retreat to become closer to God
2. I'm French.
3. Retreat yourselves to some Twizzlers.
de thegnome87 01 Martie 2007

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