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rescue

noun [C or U]     /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 .Preserving and savingDefending and protecting
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