refugee

noun
ADJECTIVE
genuine
would-be (esp. BrE)

the government's strategy in dealing with would-be refugees

former, returning
displaced, homeless (both esp. AmE)

A flood of displaced refugees fled west.

economic, environmental, political, war

Many claimed to be environmental refugees, leaving for the sake of their health.

civilian
child
VERB + REFUGEE
qualify as (esp. BrE)

Those who did not qualify as refugees were returned to their home countries.

be considered (as)

They should be considered economic refugees.

accept, repatriate, resettle, take, take in

The government has agreed to take only 150 refugees.

expel, return
take back
house
assist, help
REFUGEE + VERB
flee sth

refugees fleeing political persecution

be displaced

refugees displaced by the civil war

arrive
flood, flow, pour

Hundreds of refugees are pouring over the border.

live

refugees living in camps along the border

return
REFUGEE + NOUN
crisis, issue, problem, question, situation
flows (AmE), movement

The refugee flows alone would be a huge upheaval.

resettlement
programme/program
status

She has been refused refugee status.

He does not qualify for refugee status.

claim
agency, group, organization, worker
camp, centre/center

He was born in a refugee camp.

children, community, family, population
PREPOSITION
among refugee

Unemployment among the refugees has risen sharply.

refugee from

refugees from civil wars

PHRASES
a flood of refugees, a influx of refugees

a new influx of refugees from the combat zone

the flow of refugees
the plight of refugees
the return of refugees

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • refugee — ref·u·gee /ˌre fyu̇ jē/ n: an individual seeking refuge or asylum; esp: an individual who has left his or her native country and is unwilling or unable to return to it because of persecution or fear of persecution (as because of race, religion,… …   Law dictionary

  • Refugee — (englisch für Flüchtling) bezeichnet: einen indischen Film, siehe Refugee (Film) eine britische Progressive Rock Band, siehe Refugee (Band) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidun …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Refugee — Ref u*gee (r?f ?*j? ), n. [F. r[ e]fugi[ e], fr. se r[ e]fugier to take refuge. See {Refuge}, n.] 1. One who flees to a shelter, or place of safety. [1913 Webster] 2. Especially, one who, in times of persecution or political commotion, flees to a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • refugee — 1685, from Fr. refugié, prop. pp. of refugier to take shelter, protect, from O.Fr. refuge (see REFUGE (Cf. refuge)). First applied to French Huguenots who migrated after the revocation (1685) of the Edict of Nantes. The word meant one seeking… …   Etymology dictionary

  • refugee — [n] person running from something, often oppression alien, boat person*, castaway, defector, derelict, deserter, displaced person, DP*, emigrant, émigré, escapee, evacuee, exile, expatriate, expellee, foreigner, foundling, fugitive, homeless… …   New thesaurus

  • refugee — ► NOUN ▪ a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster …   English terms dictionary

  • refugee — [ref΄yo͞o jē′, ref′yo͞o jē΄] n. [Fr réfugié, pp. of réfugier < L refugere: see REFUGE] a person who flees from home or country to seek refuge elsewhere, as in a time of war or of political or religious persecution …   English World dictionary

  • Refugee — According to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, a refugee is a person who owing to a well founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political… …   Wikipedia

  • refugee — refugeeism, n. /ref yoo jee , ref yoo jee /, n. 1. a person who flees for refuge or safety, esp. to a foreign country, as in time of political upheaval, war, etc. 2. See political refugee. [1675 85; < F réfugié, ptp. of réfugier to take refuge.… …   Universalium

  • Refugee — Cet article a pour sujet le groupe Refugee. Pour une définition du mot « refugee », voir l’article refugee du Wiktionnaire. Refugee est un groupe de rock progressif ayant sorti un album du même nom en 1974. Lee Jackson et Brian Davison… …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.