to move to a different country, often in search of a better life to migrate to treat someone cruelly or unfairly because of their race, religion or beliefs to persecute a war between groups of people who live in the same country a civil war the likelihood that a person will be able to keep his/her job job security when a person suffers or dies from extreme hunger starving continuing for a short or limited amount of time temporary to run away from danger to flee protection given by a government to someone escaping danger in another country asylum