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shelter

US [ˈʃeltər]
UK [ˈʃeltə(r)]
  • n.避难所;庇护所;躲避;住所
  • v.躲避;保护;庇护;遮蔽
  • Web掩蔽;欲盖弄潮;掩蔽处
Plural Form:shelters  Past Tense:sheltered  Present Participle:sheltering  
shelter
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n.
1.
[u]
居所;住处the fact of having a place to live or stay, considered as a basic human need
Human beings need food, clothing and shelter.
人类有衣、食、住的需求。
2.
[u]
~ (from sth)
遮蔽,庇护,避难(避雨、躲避危险或攻击)protection from rain, danger or attack
to take shelter from the storm
躲避暴风雨
The fox was running for the shelter of the trees.
狐狸朝树丛跑,想要躲藏起来。
People were desperately seeking shelter from the gunfire.
人们拼命地找地方躲避炮火。
3.
[c]
(尤指用以躲避风雨或攻击的)遮蔽物,庇护处,避难处a structure built to give protection, especially from the weather or from attack
They built a rough shelter from old pieces of wood.
他们用旧木条搭了一个简陋的窝棚。
an air-raid shelter
防空洞
4.
[c]
(无家可归者或受虐待者的)收容所,庇护所a building, usually owned by a charity, that provides a place to stay for people without a home, or protection for people or animals who have been badly treated
a night shelter for the homeless
无家可归者夜间收容所
an animal shelter
动物收容处
v.
1.
[t]
保护;掩蔽to give sb/sth a place where they are protected from the weather or from danger; to protect sb/sth
Trees shelter the house from the wind.
树给房子挡住了风。
helping the poor and sheltering the homeless
帮助贫穷者,庇护无家可归者
Perhaps I sheltered my daughter too much(= protected her too much from unpleasant or difficult experiences) .
也许我对女儿保护过度了。
2.
[i]
~ (from sth)
躲避(风雨或危险)to stay in a place that protects you from the weather or from danger
We sheltered from the rain in a doorway.
我们在一处门廊里避雨。

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