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Definition of succour verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

succour

 verb
(US English succor) verb
BrE BrE//ˈsʌkə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌkər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they succour
BrE BrE//ˈsʌkə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌkər//
 
he / she / it succours
BrE BrE//ˈsʌkəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌkərz//
 
past simple succoured
BrE BrE//ˈsʌkəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌkərd//
 
past participle succoured
BrE BrE//ˈsʌkəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌkərd//
 
-ing form succouring
BrE BrE//ˈsʌkərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌkərɪŋ//
 
 
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succour somebody (literary) to help somebody who is suffering or having problems Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin succursus, from Latin succurrere ‘run to the help of’, from sub- ‘from below’ + currere ‘run’.

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