rescue - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/ˈreskjuː/
singularrescue
pluralrescues
  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.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to or involved in a rescue