Learner's definition of REFUGE
1 [noncount] : shelter or protection from danger or trouble — often + in or from
— often used figuratively
We took refuge in [=we took shelter in, we went into] a nearby barn during the storm. = We found refuge from the storm in a nearby barn.
They sought refuge in another country. [=went to another country for protection]
2 [count] : a place that provides shelter or protection — often + for