Meaning of RESCUE in English

v. & n. (rescues, rescued, rescuing)

1. (often foll. by from) save or set free or bring away from attack, custody, danger, or harm.

2 Law a unlawfully liberate (a person). b forcibly recover (property).

--n. the act or an instance of rescuing or being rescued; deliverance.

Phrases and idioms:

rescue bid Bridge a bid made to get one's partner out of a difficult situation.


rescuable adj. rescuer n.

Etymology: ME rescowe f. OF rescoure f. Rmc, formed as RE- + L excutere (as EX-(1), quatere shake)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.