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rescueverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈres.kjuː/
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.
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rescuer
noun [C] uk   /r/  us   //
Two of the rescuers died in a second earthquake.

rescuenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈres.kjuː/
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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Translations of “rescue”
in Arabic يُنْقِذ…
in Korean 구하다…
in Malaysian menyelamatkan…
in French secourir…
in Turkish kurtarmak…
in Italian salvare, soccorrere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 救援, 營救, 解救…
in Russian спасать…
in Polish ratować, ocalić…
in Vietnamese cứu nguy…
in Spanish rescatar, socorrer…
in Portuguese resgatar, salvar…
in Thai ช่วยชีวิต…
in German retten…
in Catalan rescatar, salvar…
in Japanese ~を救助する, 救出する, 助ける…
in Indonesian menolong…
in Chinese (Simplified) 救援, 营救, 解救…
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