refugiar
transitive verb
1. (to give shelter to) 
a. to shelter 
Mi familia refugiaba a unos jóvenes disidentes en el granero durante la guerra.My family sheltered some young dissidents in the granary during the war.
b. to give refuge 
El gobierno ha abierto campamentos para refugiar a estos niños huérfanos.The government has set up camps to give refuge to these orphaned children.
c. to provide shelter for 
Mi vecina se dedica a refugiar animales abandonados en su granja.My neighbor devotes herself to providing shelter for abandoned animals on her farm.
refugiarse
pronominal verb
2. (to seek refuge) 
a. to shelter 
Los transeúntes se refugiaron del granizo metiéndose en las tiendas.Passers-by sheltered from the hail by going into shops.
b. to take shelter 
Empezó a llover muy fuerte y nos refugiamos en una cabaña vacía.It started to rain heavily and we took shelter in an empty shack.
c. to take refuge 
La mujer se refugió en el trabajo después de cortar con su novio.The woman took refuge in her work after breaking up with her boyfriend.
refugiar
transitive verb
1. (general) 
a. to give refuge to 
refugiarse
pronominal verb
2. (general) 
a. to take refuge 
refugiarse de algoto shelter from something
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