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rescue

verb [T] uk   /ˈres.kjuː/ us  
B1 to help someone or something out of a dangerous, harmful, or unpleasant situation: The lifeboat rescued the sailors from the sinking boat. The government has refused to rescue the company from bankruptcy.
rescuer
noun [C] uk   /r/ us    //
Two of the rescuers died in a second earthquake.

rescue

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈres.kjuː/ us  
B1 the act of helping someone out of a dangerous or unpleasant situation: Lifeboats carry out many rescues every month. We huddled together on the cliff ledge, waiting for rescue. I didn't know anybody at the party, but the hostess came to my rescue (= helped me out of a difficult situation) by introducing me to a few people.
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