English - Vietnamese Dictionary
refuge /'refju:dʤ/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- nơi trốn tránh, nơi ẩn náu, nơi trú ẩn
- to take refuge: trốn tránh, ẩn náu
- to seek refuge: tìn nơi ẩn náu
- to take refuge in lying: phải dùng đến cách nói dối để mà lẩn tránh
- (nghĩa bóng) nơi nương náu, nơi nương tựa
- he is the refuge of the distressed: anh ấy là nơi nương tựa của những người đau khổ khốn cùng
- chỗ đứng tránh (cho những người đi bộ ở giữa ngã tư đường)
- ngoại động từ
- (từ hiếm,nghĩa hiếm) cho ẩn náu
- nội động từ
- (từ hiếm,nghĩa hiếm) tìm nơi ẩn náu, trốn tránh
+a safe place
+something or someone turned to for assistance or security
+a shelter from danger or hardship
+act of turning to for assistance
Advanced English Dictionary
1 sanctuary, shelter, haven, asylum, protection, cover, retreat, harbour, security, safe house, stronghold, citadel, bolt-hole, hideaway, hide-out, Colloq hidy-hole or hidey-hole:
The abandoned mine served as a refuge from the storm.
2 excuse, pretext, resort, recourse, ruse, trick, stratagem, subterfuge, dodge, evasion, expedient:
Patriotism is often the last refuge of a scoundrel.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 [U] ~ (from sb/sth) shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc: A further 300 people have taken refuge in the US embassy. + They were forced to seek refuge from the fighting. + a place of refuge + As the situation at home got worse she increasingly took refuge in her work.
2 [C] ~ (from sb/sth) a place, person or thing that provides shelter or protection for sb/sth: He regarded the room as a refuge from the outside world. + a wetland refuge for birds, waders and wild fowl
3 [C] a building that provides a temporary home for people in need of shelter or protection from sb/sth: a women's refuge + a refuge for the homeless
4 (BrE) = TRAFFIC ISLAND(also island, refuge) (all BrE) (AmE safety island)
1 an area in the middle of a road where you can stand and wait for cars to go past until it is safe for you to cross
2 (AmE) an area of road with a raised surface, for example at a JUNCTION or between two LANES of traffic, that vehicles must not drive on
safe | temporary | wildlife | mountain
a monk living in a mountain refuge
(figurative) They looked to the country as the last refuge of liberty.
VERB + REFUGE
They took refuge in the embassy.
| look for, seek
They sought refuge in the mountain villages.
They were hoping to find a safe refuge for the night. They found refuge from the bright sun.
| give (sb), offer (sb), provide (sb with)
(figurative) Home is a refuge against the pressures of work.
| ~ from
The cave provided refuge from the storm.
a place of refuge
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