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rescue bid Line breaks: res¦cue bid

Definition of rescue bid in English:


1An attempt to save someone or something from a dangerous or precarious situation: Essex University may launch a rescue bid to save the Palace Theatre
More example sentences
  • Local reporters inside Parliament House said the situation inside was tense, with the insurgents fearful of a military rescue bid.
  • Late this afternoon, a meeting of creditors voted down a rescue bid for the company.
  • Mr Bunting was also presented with a Royal Humane Society award in recognition of the vital role he played in the rescue bid.
2 Bridge A bid intended to get one’s partner out of a contract which could not be made.
Example sentences
  • B's "rescue" bid was the second mistake in the hand.
  • There are several other variations of established first responses to an opening of a Gambling 3 No Trump. One variation is presented below, which employs the so-called Rescue Bid.
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