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succour

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsuccoursuc‧cour1 British English, succor American English /ˈsʌkə $ -ər/ noun [uncountable]  literaryHELP help and sympathy that is given to someone They give succour to the victims of war.
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succourAt first they were protected by Catholic rulers, and seen as penitents entitled to alms and succour.Threatened groups bring in wives from outside and thus establish important social links promising external support and succour.The porter crouched beside him, too drunk to offer any succour.Failure proved too much for them to cope with, and they sought comfort in false succour.And to my succour flying, Come, Lord, and set me free!There would be no succour for Benedict if - if!While the locals are reassured by international aid and the presence of specialists, they also look to other sources of succour.My tender talent needed the succour of northern light.
succoursuccour2 British English, succor American English verb [transitive] literary  HELPto give help and sympathy to someone succouring the needy→ See Verb table
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succourSanctions breed fear and resignation in precisely the quarters they are meant to succour.Then two mighty heroes, the twin brothers Tyrion and Teclis, arose to succour the realm and repel the invasion.
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Verb table
succour (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysuccour (BrE)
he, she, itsuccours (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysuccoured (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave succoured
he, she, ithas succoured
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad succoured
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill succour
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have succoured
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam succouring
he, she, itis succouring
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you, we, theyare succouring
Past
I, he, she, itwas succouring
you, we, theywere succouring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been succouring
he, she, ithas been succouring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been succouring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be succouring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been succouring
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