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"shelter" in British English

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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: 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.
find/take shelter
B2 to protect yourself from bad weather, danger, or attack: We took shelter for the night in an abandoned house.

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shelterverb

uk   /ˈʃel.tər/ us   /ˈʃel.t̬ɚ/
(Definition of shelter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shelter" in American English

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shelternoun [C/U]

us   /ˈʃel·tər/
something that gives protection, such as a building or tent, or the protection provided: [C] We took the stray dog to an animal shelter. [U] The wall gave us some shelter from the wind. [U] The program offers shelter to runaway teens.

shelterverb [I/T]

us   /ˈʃel·tər/
to protect yourself, or another person or thing, from bad weather, danger, or attack: [T] The city feeds, clothes, and shelters the orphans. [I] We were caught in a thunderstorm and sheltered in a cave.
(Definition of shelter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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shelterverb [T]

uk   /ˈʃeltər/ us   TAX
US if you shelter income, you find a legal way to avoid paying tax on it: shelter savings/assetsshelter sth from sb/sth The company needs to act now to shelter its assets from the taxman.

shelternoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈʃeltər/ us   TAX
a way to legally avoid paying tax: shelter from sth These investments continue to offer shelter from capital gains tax.
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(Definition of shelter from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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