ref•ugePronunciation: (ref'yOOj), [key]
—n., v., -uged, -ug•ing.
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.
to afford refuge to.
to take refuge.
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