rescue

[[t]re̱skjuː[/t]]
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rescues, rescuing, rescued
1) VERB If you rescue someone, you get them out of a dangerous or unpleasant situation.

[V n] Helicopters rescued nearly 20 people from the roof of the burning building...

[V n] He had rescued her from a horrible life.

Derived words:
rescuer plural N-COUNT

It took rescuers 90 minutes to reach the trapped men.

2) N-UNCOUNT: oft N n Rescue is help which gets someone out of a dangerous or unpleasant situation.

Lights clipped onto life jackets improve the chances of rescue...

A big rescue operation has been launched for a trawler missing in the English Channel.

3) N-COUNT A rescue is an attempt to save someone from a dangerous or unpleasant situation.

A major air-sea rescue is under way...

Five children were pulled from the smoke-filled house in heroic rescues by fire crews.

4) PHRASE: V inflects If you go to someone's rescue or come to their rescue, you help them when they are in danger or difficulty.

The 23-year-old's screams alerted a passerby who went to her rescue...

The crisis puts strong political pressure on the state government to come to the rescue.


English dictionary. 2008.

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