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Definition of rescue noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the act of saving someone or something from a dangerous or difficult situation; the fact of being saved We had given up hope of rescue. A wealthy benefactor came to their rescue with a generous donation. a rescue attempt/operation a mountain rescue team rescue workers/boats/helicopters
  2. 2[countable] an occasion when someone or something is saved from a dangerous or difficult situation Ten fishermen were saved in a daring sea rescue.
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