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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: rescourre, from escourre 'to shake out', from Latin excutere

rescue

1 verb
     
res‧cue1 [transitive]
to save someone or something from a situation of danger or harm:
Survivors of the crash were rescued by helicopter.
rescue somebody/something from somebody/something
She died trying to rescue her children from the blaze.
rescuer noun [countable]

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