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shelter

verb (PROTECT)    /ˈʃel.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
C2 [I or T] to protect yourself, or another person or thing, from bad weather , danger , or attack : We were caught in a thunderstorm , without anywhere to shelter. A group of us were sheltering from the rain under the trees .Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving [T] to give someone a secret hiding place so that they will not be caught by the army , police , etc.: Local people risked their own lives to shelter resistance fighters from the army .Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
(Definition of shelter verb (PROTECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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