Rescue - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈreskjuː|  American pronunciation of the word rescue
Brit.  |ˈrɛskjuː|  British pronunciation of the word rescue


- recovery or preservation from loss or danger (syn: deliverance, delivery, saving)


- free from harm or evil (syn: deliver)
- take forcibly from legal custody


The survivors were rescued by the Coast Guard. all-out effort to rescue a beached whale...

My life was rescued by good nursing.

Our records were rescued from the fire.

You have rescued me from trouble.

The shopkeeper rescued a pound of my special cheese for me.

Survivors of the crash were rescued by helicopter.

She died trying to rescue her children from the blaze.

Storms delayed the rescue of the crash victims.

Rescue workers arrived at the scene two hours later.

The rescue operation proved successful.

There's little hope of a rescue now.

A search and rescue team

He exaggerated the importance of his role in the rescue mission.

The enemy was shooting at the rescue helicopter.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: rescue
he/she/it: rescues
present participle: rescuing
past tense: rescued
past participle: rescued
singular: rescue
plural: rescues
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