Retirement, Withdrawing From Public Life
noun, verbal noun
When you pull yourself back and retreat, you're retiring. At some point in everyone's lives you just can't do it anymore and it's time to take your retirement.
This word focuses on the moment of retiring. It's often used to mean withdrawing from public life, when someone ends their career in a particular field, like when celebrities or pro athletes retire. It can also be used for students who stop extracurricular activities like clubs and sports teams ahead of graduation, often to study for their exams.
This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You haven't learned this reading for 引 yet, so here's a mnemonic to help you:
Now that you're retiring, you decide to go and spend your retirement at an inn (いん). Inns are great places to spend your retirement because everything is done for you, and you can just sit back and relax!
That celebrity doesn't mention retirement at all.
I heard that boxers tend to gain weight after retiring.
I intend to retire from the Youtube world soon.
Tomorrow a senior member of my basketball team is retiring from the team.