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shelter

noun [C or U]     /ˈʃel.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
B2 (a building designed to give) protection from bad weather, danger, or attack: an air-raid shelter They opened a shelter to provide temporary housing for the city's homeless. The trees gave/provided some shelter from the rain.Safe and enclosed spaces find/take shelter B2 to protect yourself from bad weather, danger, or attack: We took shelter for the night in an abandoned house.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and savingChanging homes and moving
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