find/take shelter

Definition of find/take shelter

  1. :  to go somewhere for cover and protection from danger, bad weather, etc. They found/took shelter in a cave during the storm.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to come upon often accidentally :  encounter

    :  to meet with (a particular reception)

    :  to come upon by searching or effort

  1. :  an act or instance of finding

    :  something found: such as

    :  a valuable discovery

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  something that covers or affords protection

    :  an establishment providing food and shelter (as to the homeless)

    :  an establishment that houses and feeds stray or unwanted animals

  1. :  to constitute or provide a shelter for :  protect

    :  to place under shelter or protection

    :  to protect (income) from taxation

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