refuge

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrɛfjuːdʒ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈrɛfjudʒ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(refyo̅o̅j)

Inflections of 'refuge' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
refuges
v 3rd person singular
refuging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
refuged
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
refuged
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ref•uge /ˈrɛfyudʒ/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc.:[uncountable]The high ground gave them refuge from the floodwaters.
  2. a place of shelter, protection, or safety:[countable]a refuge from the storm; a wildlife refuge.
See -fug-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ref•uge  (refyo̅o̅j),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -uged, -ug•ing. 
n. 
  1. shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc.:to take refuge from a storm.
  2. a place of shelter, protection, or safety.
  3. anything to which one has recourse for aid, relief, or escape.

v.t. 
  1. [Archaic.]to afford refuge to.

v.i. 
  1. [Archaic.]to take refuge.
  • Latin refugium, equivalent. to refug(ere) to turn and flee, run away (re- re- + fugere to flee; see fugitive) + -ium -ium
  • Middle French
  • Middle English 1350–1400
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged security, safety.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged asylum, retreat, sanctuary, haven, stronghold.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
refuge /ˈrɛfjuːdʒ/ n
  1. shelter or protection, as from the weather or danger
  2. any place, person, action, or thing that offers or appears to offer protection, help, or relief
Etymology: 14th Century: via Old French from Latin refugium, from refugere to flee away, from re- + fugere to escape
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