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Definition of Rescue


  1. To free or deliver from any confinement, violence, danger, or evil; to liberate from actual restraint; to remove or withdraw from a state of exposure to evil; as, to rescue a prisoner from the enemy; to rescue seamen from destruction.
  2. The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation.
  3. The forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of things lawfully distrained.
  4. The forcible liberation of a person from an arrest or imprisonment.
  5. The retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy.

Rescue Quotations

The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.
Daniel Webster

We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.
Tom Robbins

Humor does not rescue us from unhappiness, but enables us to move back from it a little.
Mason Cooley

Rescue someone unwilling to look after himself, and he will cling to you like a dangerous illness.
Mason Cooley

Well, the chairman of Federal Reserve just made his move to rescue Barack Obama. We're gonna have QE3. We're gonna print some more money.
Rush Limbaugh
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Rescue Translations

rescue in Danish is beholde, redde
rescue in Dutch is bergen, behouden, redden
rescue in Finnish is pelastaa
rescue in French is salut, sauver
rescue in German is Rettung, Rettung, Errettung, Bergung
rescue in Italian is salvataggio, salvare
rescue in Portuguese is poupar, salvamento
rescue in Spanish is salvacion, salvar

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