rescue ( rescues plural & 3rd person present) ( rescuing present participle) ( rescued past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you rescue someone, you get them out of a dangerous or unpleasant situation.
Helicopters rescued nearly 20 people from the roof of the burning building... V n
rescuer ( rescuers plural) n-count
It took rescuers 90 minutes to reach the trapped men.
2 n-uncount Rescue is help which gets someone out of a dangerous or unpleasant situation.
oft N n
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...
4 If you go to someone's rescue or come to their rescue, you help them when they are in danger or difficulty.
go to sb's rescue/come to sb's rescue phrase V inflects
The 23-year-old's screams alerted a passerby who went to her rescue...
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