take/find/seek refuge

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take/find/seek refuge

: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

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

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

seek play
  1. : to resort to : go to

  2. : to go in search of : look for

  3. : to try to discover

refuge play
  1. : shelter or protection from danger or distress

  2. : a place that provides shelter or protection

  3. : something to which one has recourse in difficulty

  1. : to give refuge to

  2. : to seek or take refuge


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