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verb [transitive] rescue pronunciation in British English /ˈreskjuː/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrescue
he/she/itrescues
present participlerescuing
past tenserescued
past participlerescued

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  1. 1
    to save someone from a dangerous or unpleasant situation

    The crew of the tanker were rescued just minutes before it sank in heavy seas.

    rescue someone from something:

    He had been trying to rescue a young woman from an arranged marriage to an elderly relative.

  2. 2
    to prevent a business, project etc from failing

    an attempt to rescue the peace process

    rescue something from something:

    She won praise for rescuing an ailing business from near bankruptcy.

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rescuer

 rescue pronunciation in British English  noun [countable]
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singularrescuer
pluralrescuers

Rescuers searched the rubble for survivors.

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