ADJ. early, premature A knee injury forced him into premature retirement. | active | comfortable, happy He provided for a comfortable retirement by selling the business. | compulsory, enforced compulsory retirement at 60 her enforced retirement from the sport
VERB + RETIREMENT consider, look forward to, think about | approach, be close to, near | plan (for), prepare for, provide for helping you to plan your retirement | reach | announce | go into | come out of He is going to come out of retirement for this one last concert. | force sb into | mark They presented him with an engraved watch to mark his retirement. | enjoy, spend I intend to spend my retirement travelling.
RETIREMENT + NOUN age | benefits, package, pension | gift, party | home
PREP. after/before (your) ~ After her retirement from the stage she began to drink. | at (your) ~ Your pension plan provides a cash lump sum at retirement. | for (your) ~ saving for her retirement | in (your) ~ His father was now living in retirement in France. She has found a new hobby in her retirement. | on (your) ~ a gift from the firm on his retirement | until (your) ~ He remained in the post until his retirement last year. | ~ as her retirement as sales director | ~ at retirement at fifty-five | ~ from his retirement from first-class cricket
PHRASES the age of retirement The age of retirement for all employees is 60. | take early retirement The company suggested that he should take early retirement. | wish sb a long and happy retirement