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English noun: rescue

1. rescue (act) recovery or preservation from loss or danger

SamplesWork is the deliverance of mankind.
A surgeon's job is the saving of lives.

Synonymsdeliverance, delivery, saving

Broader (hypernym)recovery, retrieval

Narrower (hyponym)lifesaving, reclamation, redemption, reformation, salvage, salvage, salvation, salvation, search and rescue mission

English verb: rescue

1. rescue (social) free from harm or evil


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring through, carry through, pull through, save

Narrower (hyponym)relieve, reprieve, salvage, salve, save

2. rescue (possession) take forcibly from legal custody

SamplesRescue prisoners.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)take

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