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
This part of the book is slowly paced, but when Paul, still in his bulldozer, rescues an attractive American art historian named Anna, who has run her car into a ditch, the velocity picks up, then zooms forward.
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About 2,000 people are believed to still be trapped in houses near the fighting, while about 1,000 others have been rescued by police and soldiers from villages that have been cleared of armed extremists, the officials said.
They were rescued by a beekeeper from the Lido, the beach in Venice.
Firefighters rescued the man, whose age was not yet known, and he was taken in critical condition to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Three people were rescued from the water after a boat collision early Friday south of Dauphin Island.
At a shelter in the city of Ibb, Nasrine told The Associated Press about her fight to rescue her daughter.
Vance resigned in April 1980, when Carter backed a military attempt — strongly supported by Dr. Brzezinski — to rescue 52 U.S. diplomats held hostage in Tehran by Iranian radicals.
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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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