take refuge in (something or some place)

take refuge in (something or some place)

To seek protection or shelter from some source of danger or hardship in something or some place. The storm was nearly upon us, so we took refuge in a small cave nearby. Tens of thousands of people are taking refuge in the neighboring country as they flee the civil war.
See also: refuge, take

take refuge in something

to hide in something; to seek safety or the comfort of being safe in something. The rabbits took refuge in a hole in the ground. The children took refuge in the house as soon as the storm began.
See also: refuge, take