refugeenoun [ C ]uk /ˌref.juˈdʒiː/ us /ˌref.jəˈdʒiː/
- He had to show that he had a well-founded fear of persecution on religious or political grounds to qualify as a refugee.
- We have been tasked with setting up camps for refugees.
- The refugees were packed shoulder to shoulder on the boat.
- Many refugees have arrived at the border without passports.
- We have only a small amount of food and clothing to deal out to each refugee.