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verb shelter pronunciation in American English /ˈʃeltər/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyshelter
he/she/itshelters
present participlesheltering
past tensesheltered
past participlesheltered
  1. 1
    [transitive] to protect someone or something from bad weather

    Hills sheltered the town from the winds.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to stay somewhere where you are protected from bad weather

      We sheltered in an old barn for the night.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to protect someone from difficult or unpleasant experiences

    You cannot shelter your children from the realities of life.

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