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noun shelter pronunciation in British English /ˈʃeltə(r)/
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    [countable] a place where people are protected from bad weather or from danger
    We built a temporary shelter out of branches.
    a bus shelter
    a bomb shelter
    1. a.
      [uncountable] a place or situation in which you are protected from bad weather or danger
      People stood and watched from the shelter of shop doorways.
      take/seek shelter: We took shelter from the rain in a nearby cafe.
      find shelter: They found shelter for the night in a cave.


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