take/find/seek refuge

Definition of take/find/seek refuge

  1. :  to go to or into a place for shelter or protection from danger or trouble We took refuge in a nearby barn during the storm. We found refuge from the storm in a nearby barn. They sought refuge in another country. —often used figuratively After the death of her husband, she took/sought/found refuge in her music.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

findplay
  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

seekplay
  1. :  to resort to :  go to

    :  to go in search of :  look for

    :  to try to discover

refugeplay
  1. :  shelter or protection from danger or distress

    :  a place that provides shelter or protection

    :  something to which one has recourse in difficulty

  1. :  to give refuge to

    :  to seek or take refuge


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