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verb [transitive] rescue pronunciation in British English /ˈreskjuː/
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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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 rescue pronunciation in British English noun [countable]
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pluralrescuers
Rescuers searched the rubble for survivors.

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