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shelter

verb
 
 
/ˈʃeltər/
shelter from/in/under, etc sth to go under a cover or inside a building to be protected from bad weather or danger: They went under a tree to shelter from the rain.Safe and enclosed spacesDefending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
[T] to provide cover or protection for someone: Many households are already sheltering refugees.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
(Definition of shelter verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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