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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.
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Despite the fact that refuge space in Dublin is at a premium, the proposed new refuge development in Blanchardstown is under threat because of funding issues.
It is designed to act as a safe refuge in the event of a major incident in the 71-year-old tunnel, such as a fire or toxic spillage.
Overall, Bt concentrations in corn kernels from the refuges were "low to moderate," the researchers report.
By the late 1970s and early 1980s immigrant and refugee women who were seeking to use refuges were still in a difficult position.
The Wirral Refuge is staffed 24 hours 365 days a year and is able to take referrals at any time of the day or night - including Christmas.
Not all refuges are home to whitetails, and not all refuges offer hunting.
"The app provides a new interactive experience by encouraging refuge visitors to become modern explorers.
The donation is part of a wider partnership that sees the Women's Network at the Nantgarwbased company provide support to the refuges across South Wales throughout the year.
Advice to those considering the field: "Go to a good school that will provide a foundation in wildlife management, wildlife biology, or conservation biology, to understand basic ecological and scientific principles." Although refuge managers are required to have a science-based degree, the U.S.
Working in tandem with other government agencies and wildlife groups, refuge biologists study plant life cycles and animal nesting and foraging habits, monitoring vulnerable populations by methods as low-tech as visual inspection and as high-tech as radio and satellite telemetry.
Key words: Alces alces, climate change, management, moose, national policy, survey, wildlife refuges.
The National Wildlife Refuge System, which is administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service in the Department of the Interior, comprises 585 refuges on more than 96 million acres of land and water that preserve habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds, threatened and endangered species, and other wildlife.
Due to the especially high incidences of frog abnormalities reported in Minnesota and Vermont, the Service's Northeast and Midwest Regions began assessments in 1997 to document the extent of abnormal frogs on national wildlife refuges. The Service's EC and refuge biologists found abnormal frogs on several refuges in both regions.