- u and c rescate (masculine) to come/go to the/sb's rescue they went to his rescue acudieron a socorrerlo [literary/literario], fueron or [literary/literario] 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/delante del nombre) [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 salvamentoMore 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/verbo transitivo
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
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