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English definition of “rescue”

rescue

noun     /ˈreskjuː/
B1 [C, U] an occasion when someone is saved from a dangerous or unpleasant situation: an unsuccessful rescue attempt Preserving and savingDefending and protecting
come to the/sb's rescue to help someone who is in a difficult situation: I forgot my purse but Anna came to the rescue and lent me some money.Preserving and savingDefending and protecting
(Definition of rescue noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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