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verb shelter pronunciation in British English /ˈʃeltə(r)/
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present tense
present participlesheltering
past tensesheltered
past participlesheltered
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  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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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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