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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web If that is not possible, the person should run in a straight line, cover their face and find shelter. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 2 May 2023 El Paso’s temperatures have turned frigid due to the winter storm sweeping across the US, and amid a recent surge in migrant arrivals, many like Caripaz have struggled to find shelter. Camila Bernal, CNN, 25 Dec. 2022 With partner Arte Mexicano en Indiana, the evening honors the nine-day celebration of Mary’s journey to find shelter during Jesus' birth. The Indianapolis Star, 21 Oct. 2022 Twenty-two neighbors would find shelter there that night. Janine Zeitlin, USA TODAY, 8 Oct. 2022 Fifteen minutes later, when lightning started to flash above them and a weather report from a GPS device said rain was on its way, the need to find shelter became more urgent. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Aug. 2022 AccuWeather is showing thunderstorms in the area until at least 9 a.m. The race clock is continuing to run and times won't be adjusted for people who stopped to find shelter. Jordan Kellogg, The Enquirer, 7 May 2023 The 16 people inside the house, including eight children, scrambled to find shelter even as some were shot. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 3 May 2023 Hu said that some animals, including sea turtles, fish, crabs, and shrimp could eat or find shelter in the blooms. Peter Charalambous, ABC News, 14 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Find/take shelter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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