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rescue
American English: /ˈrɛskju/
British English: /ˈrɛskjuː/

Translation of rescue in Spanish:

noun

  • uncountable and countable to come/go to the/somebody's rescuethey went to his rescue
    acudieron a socorrerlo [literary]
    fueron or [literary] acudieron en su auxilio
    if you hadn't come to my rescue, I'd have been stuck with him all night
    si no hubieras venido a socorrerme or en mi auxilio no me lo habría podido sacar de encima en toda la noche
    Mum came to the rescue and paid my phone bill
    Mama me salvó al pagar la cuenta del teléfono
    to the rescue!
    ¡al rescate!
    (before noun) (services/team)
    de rescate or salvamento
    rescue attempt
    intento (masculine) de rescate
    rescue work was hampered by the weather
    el tiempo entorpeció la operación or las labores de rescate or de salvamento
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb

  • to rescue somebody/something from something/-inghe was rescued from drowning
    lo salvaron de morir ahogado
    the bank rescued the company from bankruptcy
    el banco salvó a la empresa de la quiebra
    to rescue somebody from captivity
    rescatar a alguien del cautiverio

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