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refuge

[ ref-yooj ]
/ 藞r蓻f yud蕭 /
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noun
shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc.: to take refuge from a storm.
a place of shelter, protection, or safety.
anything to which one has recourse for aid, relief, or escape.
verb (used with object), ref路uged, ref路ug路ing.
Archaic. to afford refuge to.
verb (used without object), ref路uged, ref路ug路ing.
Archaic. to take refuge.
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Origin of refuge

1350鈥1400; Middle English <Middle French <Latin refugium, equivalent to refug(ere) to turn and flee, run away (re-re- + fugere to flee; see fugitive) + -ium-ium
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British Dictionary definitions for refuge

refuge
/ (藞r蓻fju藧d蕭) /

noun
shelter or protection, as from the weather or danger
any place, person, action, or thing that offers or appears to offer protection, help, or reliefaccused of incompetence, he took refuge in lying
another name for traffic island
verb
archaic to take refuge or give refuge to

Word Origin for refuge

C14: via Old French from Latin refugium, from refugere to flee away, from re- + fugere to escape
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