I. verb (retted; retting) Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Dutch Date: 14th century transitive verb to soak (as flax) to loosen the fiber from the woody tissue intransitive verb to become retted II. abbreviation retired

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  • ret — [rEt] n. a tobacco cigarette. (Collegiate.) □ You got a ret I can bum? □ Give my buddy a ret, will you? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Ret — (r[e^]t), v. t. See {Aret}. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ret — Ret, v. t. [Akin to rot.] To prepare for use, as flax, by separating the fibers from the woody part by process of soaking, macerating, and other treatment. Ure. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ret — ret1 [ret] vt. retted, retting [ME retten, reten < MDu reten, reeten < IE * reud : see ROTTEN] to dampen or soak (flax, hemp, timber, etc.) in water in order to separate the fibers from the woody tissue ret2 abbrev. 1. retail 2. retain …   English World dictionary

  • ret — /ret/, v.t., retted, retting. to soak in water or expose to moisture, as flax or hemp, to facilitate the removal of the fiber from the woody tissue by partial rotting. [1400 50; late ME reten, retten; c. D reten (cf. D roten, G rössen, Sw röta);… …   Universalium

  • ret — Mot Monosíl·lab Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • ret — (v.) to soak, mid 15c., probably from M.Du. roten (or an unrecorded cognate O.N. word), related to O.E. rotian to rot (see ROT (Cf. rot)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ret — v. (about hemp or flax fibers) soften by soaking in water, prepare by dampening with water …   English contemporary dictionary

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