find/take shelter

idiom

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

Examples of find/take shelter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At that moment, Laura was forced to take shelter from the storm rather than seek medical assistance. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 17 June 2024 The family did not take shelter because no tornado sirens or emergency warnings were issued for the region. Joseph Wilkinson, New York Daily News, 6 June 2024 Interior stairwells are often a good place to take shelter. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 22 May 2024 The university advised the public to take shelter, lock doors and avoid the area of the arena. Aaron Valdez, The Enquirer, 21 May 2024 If reaching a safe shelter is not possible, either crouch down in your car and shield your head, or leave your vehicle and find shelter in a ditch or ravine. Star-Telegram Bot, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 28 May 2024 The troops in Company A had expected to find shelter on the beach, which they had been told would be pockmarked with holes from aerial bombing and naval rockets. Frank A. Blazich Jr., The Conversation, 10 May 2024 Transients would take shelter there, and some trespassers would store contraband or do drugs in the isolated locations. Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2024 Stink bugs reproduce in the summer and will try to find shelter from the cold temperatures during the fall, according to Orkin. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 18 May 2024

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“Find/take shelter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/find%2Ftake%20shelter. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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