rescue

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈreskjuː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: res‧cue

Verb[change]

Plain form
rescue

Third-person singular
rescues

Past tense
rescued

Past participle
rescued

Present participle
rescuing

  1. If you rescue someone, you save them from any violence, emergency, or evil.
    The lifeguard jumped into the swimming pool to rescue the drowning woman.
  2. If you rescue someone, you free them from a prison or some other physical restraint.
    After capturing the enemy army, they rescued the prisoners.
  3. If you rescue something, you take it back using force.

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Noun[change]

Singular
rescue

Plural
rescues

  1. A rescue is a saving of someone or something.
    We saw his rescue from the burning house.
  2. A rescue is a freeing of someone or something.
    The soldiers rescue of their target from the prison was all they could talk about.