Translation of "shelter" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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shelternoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈʃel.tər/ us /ˈʃel.t̬ɚ/

B2 (a building designed to give) protection from bad weather, danger, or attack

掩蔽(处);遮蔽(处)
an air-raid shelter 防空洞
They opened a shelter to provide temporary housing for the city's homeless. 他们开设了一个收容所,为该市的无家可归者提供临时的住宿。
The trees gave/provided some shelter from the rain. 这些树遮了一些雨。
find/take shelter

B2 to protect yourself from bad weather, danger, or attack

躲避
We took shelter for the night in an abandoned house. 我们在一所废弃的房子里避了一夜。

More examples

  • There was no shelter from the merciless heat.
  • The bomb shelter has concrete walls that are three metres thick.
  • Spare a thought for all those without shelter on a cold night like this.
  • An upturned boat on the beach provided shelter.
  • When the air raid siren went off people ran to their shelters.

shelterverb

uk /ˈʃel.tər/ us /ˈʃel.t̬ɚ/

shelter verb (PROTECT)

C2 [ I or T ] to protect yourself, or another person or thing, from bad weather, danger, or attack

躲避;保护;遮蔽
We were caught in a thunderstorm, without anywhere to shelter. 我们遇上了雷暴雨,没有避雨的地方。
A group of us were sheltering from the rain under the trees. 我们一群人在树下避雨。

[ T ] to give someone a secret hiding place so that they will not be caught by the army, police, etc.

为…提供避难的地方
Local people risked their own lives to shelter resistance fighters from the army. 当地的人们冒着生命危险,为抵抗组织的战士提供避难所,使其免遭军队抓获。

shelter verb (AVOID TAX)

[ T ] US If you shelter income, you legally avoid paying taxes on it.

如果你将收入投资,你即可合法避免相关税收。
Their accountant suggested some novel ways of sheltering their retirement income. 他们的会计师给他们建议退休收入投资的一些新方法。

(Translation of “shelter” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)