verb (used with object), ref·uged, ref·ug·ing.
verb (used without object), ref·uged, ref·ug·ing.
- refsum's disease,
- refugee capital,
Origin of refuge
Examples from the Web for refuged
There I refuged myself till the night came, beat upon by the waves till the breath was well-nigh battered out of my body.With Drake on the Spanish Main|Herbert Strang
Harold said as clearly as I speak now, and he refuged himself on Hugh's sound shoulder, and stretched out, and lay all still.'Rewards and Fairies|Rudyard Kipling
Word Origin for refuge
"shelter or protection from danger or distress," late 14c., from Old French refuge "hiding place" (12c.), from Latin refugium "a taking refuge; place to flee back to," from re- "back" (see re-) + fugere "to flee" (see fugitive) + -ium "place for."