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  • take refuge — verb to shelter; to hole up …   Wiktionary

  • take refuge in something — take/​seek/​find refuge in something phrase to behave in a way that makes you feel more comfortable in an unpleasant situation To avoid an argument, he sought refuge in silence. Thesaurus: to behave in a particular waysynonym Main entry: refuge …   Useful english dictionary

  • take refuge in a better world —    to die    Or so it is to be hoped:    A shy, sensitive, painfully principled man, a few years later he took refuge in a better world by his own hand. (J. Major, 1999, writing about a politician who committed suicide) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • refuge — [ref′yo͞oj] n. [OFr < L refugium < refugere, to retreat < re , back + fugere, to flee: see FUGITIVE] 1. shelter or protection from danger, difficulty, etc. 2. a person or thing that gives shelter, help, or comfort 3. a place of safety;… …   English World dictionary

  • Refuge (Buddhism) — In lay and monastic ordination ceremonies, Buddhists take the Three Refuges in the Three Jewels and are said to take refuge. The practice of taking refuge on behalf of young or even unborn children is mentioned [ Middle Length Discourses of the… …   Wikipedia

  • refuge — n. 1) to give, provide refuge 2) to find, take; seek refuge 3) a wildlife refuge 4) a place of refuge 5) refuge from (to take refuge from the storm) * * * [ refjuːdʒ] provide refuge seek refuge take a place of refuge a wildlife refuge …   Combinatory dictionary

  • refuge — [[t]re̱fjuːʤ[/t]] refuges 1) N UNCOUNT If you take refuge somewhere, you try to protect yourself from physical harm by going there. They took refuge in a bomb shelter... His home became a place of refuge for the believers. 2) N COUNT A refuge is… …   English dictionary

  • refuge — noun (C) a place that provides protection or shelter from danger: a refuge for battered wives (+ from): a refuge from the storm | take/seek refuge in sth (=look for or find safety somewhere): During the frequent air raids people take refuge in… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Refuge — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Means of safety. < N PARAG:Refuge >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 refuge refuge sanctuary retreat fastness Sgm: N 1 acropolis acropolis Sgm: N 1 keep keep last resort Sgm: N 1 ward ward …   English dictionary for students

  • refuge — /ref yoohj/, n., v., refuged, refuging. n. 1. shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc.: to take refuge from a storm. 2. a place of shelter, protection, or safety. 3. anything to which one has recourse for aid, relief, or escape. v.t. 4.… …   Universalium

  • take cover — Synonyms and related words: bar the gate, be incognito, bolt the door, burrow, claim sanctuary, disappear, drop from sight, fly to, go into hiding, go to ground, go underground, hide, hide away, hide out, hole up, lie, lie close, lie doggo, lie… …   Moby Thesaurus


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