(~s, rescuing, ~d)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
If you ~ someone, you get them out of a dangerous or unpleasant situation.
Helicopters ~d nearly 20 people from the roof of the burning building...
VERB: V n
It took ~rs 90 minutes to reach the trapped men.
Rescue is help which gets someone out of a dangerous or unpleasant situation.
A big ~ operation has been launched for a trawler missing in the English Channel.
N-UNCOUNT: oft N n
A ~ is an attempt to save someone from a dangerous or unpleasant situation.
A major air-sea ~ is under way...
If you go to someone’s ~ or come to their ~, you help them when they are in danger or difficulty.
The 23-year-old’s screams alerted a passerby who went to her ~...
PHRASE: V inflects