give someone refuge


Senior Member
Hello everyone

A man and a woman were in a relationship. Then , they broke up. The woman got married. One day, the man opened the door and saw his ex-girlfriend. The woman was beaten up by her husband and wanted to stay at his ex-boyfriend's place. The man told his ex-girlfriend:
Look! You must leave here as soon as possible. I don't want to give you refuge because that'll cause me problems. You have at most three hours to stay.

Does the highlighted part sound correct and natural in this context?
Is "give someone refuge" only used for immigrants or people who were damaged by natural disasters or war?

Please tell me your opinion.
  • Top