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noun [countable/uncountable] rescue pronunciation in British English /ˈreskjuː/
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  1. an act of saving someone or something from danger, failure, or an unpleasant situation
    the dramatic rescue of 24 hostages
    come to the rescue: The failing company is hoping international banks will come to the rescue.
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    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to or involved in a rescue
      a rescue operation/attempt
      rescue services/workers
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