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English

Pronunciation

Abbreviation

ret

  1. retired

Verb

Infinitive
to ret

Third person singular
ret

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
t

to ret (third-person singular simple present ret, present participle t, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (transitive) To prepare (flax etc) for use, by separating the fibers from the woody part by process of soaking, macerating, and other treatment.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 621:
      the lowland nearly silent except for water-thrushes, the harvested fields, the smell of hops being dried in kilns, flax pulled up and piled in sheaves, in local practice not to be retted till the spring

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Czech

Pronunciation

Noun

ret m.

  1. lip

Derived terms


Danish

Etymology 1

From old Norse réttr, old German reht

Adjective

ret

  1. straight
  2. right, proper
  3. rightful
  4. plain (in knitting)

Adverb

ret

  1. straight
  2. rightly, properly
  3. rather, quite

Noun

ret

  1. right
  2. justice
  3. law
  4. court
  5. courtroom
  6. right side (e.g. of a fabric)

Etymology 2

From old Norse réttr, old German richte

Noun

ret

  1. dish, course

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