Meaning of RESCUE in English

RESCUE

transcription, транскрипция: [ reskju: ]

( rescues, rescuing, rescued)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

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...

VERB : V n

• res‧cu‧er

(rescuers)

It took rescuers 90 minutes to reach the trapped men.

N-COUNT

2.

Rescue is help which gets someone out of a dangerous or unpleasant situation.

A big rescue operation has been launched for a trawler missing in the English Channel.

N-UNCOUNT : oft N n

3.

A rescue is an attempt to save someone from a dangerous or unpleasant situation.

A major air-sea rescue is under way...

N-COUNT

4.

If you go to someone’s rescue or come to their rescue , you help them when they are in danger or difficulty.

The 23-year-old’s screams alerted a passerby who went to her rescue...

PHRASE : V inflects

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