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safety

noun [U] uk   /ˈseɪf.ti/ us  
B2 a state in which or a place where you are safe and not in danger or at risk: For your (comfort and) safety, we recommend you keep your seat belt loosely fastened during the flight. Journalists may enter the danger zone but unfortunately we cannot guarantee/assure their safety. The crew of the ship were winched to safety by a rescue helicopter. As the gunman opened fire, they all ran/dived for safety behind trees. Police are concerned for the safety of (= think that something bad might have happened to) the five-year-old. He was led to a place of safety (= somewhere he would not be in danger, especially of being found and harmed).
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in Korean 안전…
in Arabic أمان…
in Portuguese segurança…
in Catalan seguretat…
in Japanese 安全, 無事…
in Italian sicurezza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 安全,平安…
in Russian безопасность…
in Turkish güvenlik, emniyet, güvenlilik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 安全,平安…
in Polish bezpieczeństwo…
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