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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

It was men who stopped slavery. It was men who ran up the stairs in the Twin Towers to rescue people. It was men who gave up their seats on the lifeboats of the Titanic. Men are made to take risks and live passionately on behalf of others.
John Eldredge

When articulation is impossible, gesticulation comes to the rescue.
William Safire

What the world needs is an Emergency Boss. An Emergency Czar. An Emergency Commander. A true Master Of Disaster. One person completely responsible for the anticipation, immediate reconnaissance, and urgent execution of rescue and relief efforts around the world.
Steven Van Zandt

The candle burns not for us, but for all those whom we failed to rescue from prison, who were shot on the way to prison, who were tortured, who were kidnapped, who 'disappeared'. That's what the candle is for.
Peter Benenson

There is no greater feeling than hanging out with my dogs, or just walking around the land with our horses. My rescue ranch is is where I feel the most at peace and where I'm reminded of the simple things in life and let the chaos of my crazy work life fade away.
Kelly Clarkson
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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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