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to seek refuge

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  • seek 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

  • seek — [ sik ] (past tense and past participle sought [ sɔt ] ) verb transitive *** 1. ) FORMAL to ask for something or try to get something: seek advice/help: Seek medical advice if symptoms last more than a week. seek permission/approval: You must… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seek — W1 [si:k] v past tense and past participle sought [so:t US so:t] [T] [: Old English; Origin: secan] 1.) formal to try to achieve or get something ▪ Do you think the President will seek re election ? seek refuge/asylum/shelter etc ▪ Thousands of… …   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

  • seek */*/*/ — UK [siːk] / US [sɪk] verb [transitive] Word forms seek : present tense I/you/we/they seek he/she/it seeks present participle seeking past tense sought UK [sɔːt] / US [sɔt] past participle sought 1) formal to ask for something, or to try to get… …   English dictionary

  • 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 — ref|uge [ˈrefju:dʒ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin refugium, from refugere to run away , from fugere; FUGITIVE2] 1.) [U] shelter or protection from someone or something take/seek refuge (in sth) ▪ During the frequent air raids,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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 — UK [ˈrefjuːdʒ] / US [ˈrefjudʒ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms refuge : singular refuge plural refuges a place where you go to protect yourself from something dangerous or threatening a refuge for earthquake victims take/seek/find refuge …   English dictionary

  • refuge — ref|uge [ refjudʒ ] noun count or uncount a place you go to protect yourself from something dangerous or threatening: SHELTER: a refuge for earthquake victims take/seek/find refuge: Residents took refuge from the bombing in the local church.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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