refugiarse

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refugiarse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to seek refuge)
a. 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.
b. to shelter
Los transeúntes se refugiaron del granizo metiéndose en las tiendas.Passers-by sheltered from the hail by going into shops.
c. to take refuge
Maricruz se refugió en el trabajo después de cortar con su novio.Maricruz took refuge in her work after breaking up with her boyfriend.
refugiar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (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.
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refugiar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to give refuge to
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to take refuge
refugiarse de algoto shelter from something
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refugiarse
pronominal verb
(acogerse a un refugio) to take refuge; (cobijarse) to shelter;en in
se refugió en un país vecino he fled to a neighbouring country
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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