find/take shelter

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of find/take shelter

: 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

find play
  1. : to come upon often accidentally : encounter

  2. : to meet with (a particular reception)

  3. : to come upon by searching or effort

  1. : an act or instance of finding

  2. : something found: such as

  3. : a valuable discovery

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

  2. : to seize or capture physically

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

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

shelter play
  1. : something that covers or affords protection

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

  3. : an establishment that houses and feeds stray or unwanted animals

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

  2. : to place under shelter or protection

  3. : to protect (income) from taxation


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