verb (rescues, rescuing, rescued)[with object]
- A teenager has thanked fire crews who saved his life by rescuing him from a blazing inferno.
- Firefighters had to rescue four people trapped in their vehicles.
- What makes people risk their lives to rescue someone trapped in a burning house or drowning in a river?
- Now that he had rescued his belongings from the desert sand and pilfering fingers, he felt like a large weight had been lifted off his shoulders so he decided to stay a few more days and give them the benefit of his expertise.
- The yellow phenotype was completely rescued in all five lines.
- When it comes to her tennis, she is bright enough to construct a point, strong enough to wallop a point and fast enough to rescue a lost cause.
- In an amazing stroke of luck for the sick patient, all three people who came to his rescue were health workers.
- Two men passing by dramatically came to their rescue and managed to reach them using the branches from nearby trees.
- A TEENAGER'S boyfriend came to her rescue when she was dragged to the ground by another youngster on Thursday.
- I have an old rescue cat staying with me called Snowflake.
- Last night I had an unexpected trip to the vets with Cassius, our first rescue cat who's been with us nearly 2 years now.
- My grandmother had always owned a cat, and later in life she started adopting rescue cats from the local Cats Protection League.
- Example sentences
- What has now emerged is that you had 400 people - 343 firemen and the police - who died inside buildings that were empty of rescuable people.
- We selected one allele, 124, which was homozygous viable to the pharate adult stage and was rescuable with the SNAP - 25 transgene, for more detailed analysis.
- However, the phenotype was subtle and the mutants were not fully rescuable, indicating that the mutation was leaky and/or conferred semidominance.
Middle English: from Old French rescoure from Latin re- (expressing intensive force) + excutere 'shake out, discard'.
Rescue is from Old French rescoure based on Latin excutere ‘shake out, discard’. The prefix re- intensifies the sense. The notion here is of ‘shaking out’ a captive from the hands of an enemy.
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