Definition of rescue
rescuableplay \-ə-bəl\ adjective
Examples of rescue in a Sentence
The survivors were rescued by the Coast Guard.
an all-out effort to rescue a beached whale
Recent Examples of rescue from the Web
Some of Richards' fellow bad guys, or heels, rescued him but the damage was done.
His passion for the ocean, his passion for rescuing animals, his passion for helping people and his passion for spontaneous goodwill.
Upon being rescued and reunited with their families, some of the children rejected and attacked their own kin.
Keeping that tax increase in place was a bid to woo party moderates and rescue their sputtering push to repeal his health care overhaul.
The sale of the biggest transmission operator in the state is key to rescuing Oncor’s parent Energy Future Holdings Corp. from bankruptcy.
Miami-Dade also is spending money to send dogs and cats elsewhere, with employees driving abandoned pets to rescue organizations hundreds of miles away.
Monkey, a 6-year-old Brussels Griffon, and Icky, an 8-year-old unknown breed, were both rescued from the homes of hoarders.
A loggerhead rescued by the Miami Sequarium was released from Key Biscayne in 2011.
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Origin and Etymology of rescue
Middle English rescouen, rescuen, from Anglo-French rescure, from re- + escure to shake off, from Latin excutere, from ex- + quatere to shake
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of rescue
RESCUE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rescue for English Language Learners
: to save (someone or something) from danger or harm
RESCUE Defined for Kids
Headscratcher for rescue
Rescue and secure have the same letters and have related meanings. To rescue someone is to make them safe and secure from harm.
Definition of rescue for Students
: an act of freeing someone or something from danger
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