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rescue

 

To rescue someone is to provide help or save a person from difficulty, or even death.

  • Hundreds of people needed to be rescued when their boat began to sink.
  • A rescue effort was quickly organized for a little girl who was lost in the woods.
  • Up and down the east coast, people affected by the storm are being rescued from their homes.
  • The rescue of storm survivors could take several days.
  • Rescue vehicles are at the scene of the fire.

rescueSomeone is going to have to rescue him from the water!

You can also use the word "rescue" when describing a business or an organization:

  • General Motors was rescued by the federal government and avoided financial collapse.
  • An animal shelter that was on the verge of shutting down due to lack of funds was rescued by an anonymous donor.
  • Alumni came to the rescue of a school that was nearly bankrupt. (alumni = people who graduated from the school)

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First published on October 30, 2012

Updated on August 28, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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