Meaning of RESCUE in English

RESCUE

(~s, rescuing, ~d)

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

1.

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

~r (~rs)

It took ~rs 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 ~ operation has been launched for a trawler missing in the English Channel.

N-UNCOUNT: oft N n

3.

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

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

N-COUNT

4.

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

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