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refugenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈref.juːdʒ/
C2 (a ​place that gives) ​protection or ​shelter from ​danger, ​trouble, ​unhappiness, etc.: These ​people are seeking/taking refuge frompersecution. The ​climbersslept in a ​mountain refuge. She had ​fled from her ​violenthusband to a women's refuge.
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(Definition of refuge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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refugenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈref·judʒ/
protection or ​shelter from ​danger, ​trouble, etc., or a ​place that ​provides this: [U] Residents took refuge in ​theirbasements during the ​tornado. [C] The ​bay is also a ​wildlife refuge for ​largenumbers of ​birds.
(Definition of refuge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “refuge”
in Korean 피난처…
in Arabic مَلْجَأ…
in Malaysian perlindungan…
in French refuge…
in Russian убежище, приют…
in Chinese (Traditional) 避難(所), 庇護(所), 慰藉…
in Italian rifugio…
in Turkish sığınma, korunma, koruma…
in Polish schronienie, schronisko…
in Spanish refugio…
in Vietnamese nơi ẩn náu…
in Portuguese refúgio…
in Thai ที่หลบภัย…
in German die Zuflucht…
in Catalan refugi, alberg…
in Japanese 避難所, 保護施設…
in Chinese (Simplified) 避难(所), 庇护(所), 慰藉…
in Indonesian perlindungan…
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