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Meaning of “rescue” in the English Dictionary

"rescue" in British English

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rescueverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈres.kjuː/
B1 to ​help someone or something out of a ​dangerous, ​harmful, or ​unpleasantsituation: The ​lifeboat rescued the ​sailors from the ​sinkingboat. The ​government has ​refused to rescue the ​company frombankruptcy.

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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 ​unpleasantsituation: Lifeboats ​carry out many rescues every ​month. We ​huddled together on the ​cliffledge, ​waiting for rescue. I didn't ​know anybody at the ​party, but the ​hostess came to my rescue (= ​helped me out of a ​difficultsituation) by ​introducing me to a few ​people.

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(Definition of rescue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rescue" in American English

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rescueverb [T]

 us   /ˈres·kju/
to ​save someone or something from a ​dangerous, ​harmful, or ​difficultsituation: Medical ​teamsimmediatelyrushed in to rescue ​persons trapped in ​buildings and give ​medicalaid.
rescue
noun [C/U]  us   /ˈres·kju/
[U] Rescue ​workersarrived at the ​scene within ​minutes.
rescuer
noun [C]  us   /ˈres·kju·ər/
Rescuers in ​helicopters and on ​footcontinuedtheirsearch for ​survivors.
(Definition of rescue from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rescue" in Business English

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rescueverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈreskjuː/ FINANCE, ECONOMICS
to ​save a ​person, ​company, ​economy, etc. from ​financialfailure: The ​government is under ​pressure to rescue ​people who ​lost their ​pensions in the ​bankingcrisis. These are desperate ​measuresaimed at rescuing a ​sinkingeconomy.rescue sb/sth from sth The ​company was rescued from ​administration by the Government two ​years ago.

rescuenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈreskjuː/ FINANCE, ECONOMICS
the ​saving of someone or something from ​financialfailure : The rescue of the ​banks by ​government will ​work only if it ​restoreseconomicgrowth. An Indian ​company came to the rescue with a ten million ​dollarinvestment. a rescue ​plan/​strategy a rescue ​effort/attempt
(Definition of rescue from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rescue”
in Korean 구하다…
in Arabic يُنْقِذ…
in Malaysian menyelamatkan…
in French secourir…
in Russian спасать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 救援, 營救, 解救…
in Italian salvare, soccorrere…
in Turkish kurtarmak…
in Polish ratować, ocalić…
in Spanish rescatar, socorrer…
in Vietnamese cứu nguy…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 救援, 营救, 解救…
in Indonesian menolong…
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