Part of speech:
(Chess) To withdraw (a piece), as from a dangerous position
(Econ.) A temporary falling off of business activity during a period when such activity has been generally increasing
a slow or gradual disappearance
To wander from or become ignorant of:
To give up one's work, business, career, etc., esp. because of advanced age
To cause to leave or return:
To go away; leave:
Having a brief, regularly occurring, apparently backward movement in the sky as viewed from Earth against the background of fixed stars. Retrograde movement of the planets is caused by the differing orbital velocities of Earth and the body observed. For example, the outer planets normally appear to drift gradually eastward in the sky in relation to the fixed stars; that is, they appear night after night to fall a little farther behind the neighboring stars in their westward passage across the sky. However, at certain times a particular planet appears briefly to speed up and move westward a bit more quickly than the neighboring stars. This happens as Earth, in its faster inner orbit, overtakes and passes the planet in its slower outer orbit; the appearance of moving counter to its usual eastward drift is thus simply the result of perspective as seen from Earth.
To move backward or away from a reference point; recede:
To become ensnared or entrapped; to be worse off than before.
To lessen the price or value of:
To decrease is defined as to make something smaller or fewer or to become smaller or fewer.
To fall off in degree or intensity; subside:
To become less; decrease:
To fall in drops
To reduce the height of
(Intransitive, figuratively) To withdraw or retire, as from danger.
To move backward, esp. into an earlier, less complex, or worse condition; decline; degenerate
To ebb means to move out further into the sea and further from land or to gradually decline or lessen.
To obtain through effort or merit; achieve:
Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.
In or toward the future:
To move forward steadily, as if against difficulties
Approach means to move close to something.
To rise. Used of the tide.
To become erect; to assume an upright position.
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