Meaning of RESCUE in English

transitive verb (~d; rescuing) Etymology: Middle English rescouen, ~n, from Anglo-French rescure, from re- + escure to shake off, from Latin excutere, from ex- + quatere to shake Date: 14th century to free from confinement, danger, or evil ; save , deliver : as, to take (as a prisoner) forcibly from custody, to recover (as a prize) by force, to deliver (as a place under siege) by armed force, rescuable adjective ~ noun ~r noun Synonyms: see: ~

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