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come to (someone's) rescue

To help someone in trouble. The phrase can be used for both serious and trivial situations. Thank goodness the lifeguard came to my rescue; otherwise, I might have drowned! Thanks for the notes! You totally came to my rescue after I missed so many classes.
See also: come, rescue

rescue from (someone or something)

1. To liberate or deliver someone or something from a dangerous or threatening person, thing, place, or situation. A noun or pronoun is used between "rescue" and "from." She managed to rescue the hostages from the gunman without anyone getting hurt. The government sent their best agents to rescue the wounded soldiers from the enemy prison.
2. To liberate someone from legal custody or imprisonment by forcible means. A noun or pronoun is used between "rescue" and "from." The cartel rescued the crime boss from the federal prison by blasting through the rear wall with dynamite. We'll rescue him from the sheriff when they move him from the courthouse to the county jail.
3. To cause someone to no longer have to deal with an undesirable person or situation. Give me a call if you need me to come rescue you from the dinner party. My friends and I have a signal we give when one of us needs to be rescued from some jerk at the bar.
4. To save something from an undesirable situation or outcome. The huge investment rescued the company from bankruptcy. The consultants are trying to rescue the project from the various mismanagement it has seen since its inception.
See also: rescue

come to (someone's or something's) rescue

to rescue or save someone or something. The paramedics came to our rescue at once. A big donor came to the college's rescue.
See also: come, rescue

rescue someone or something from someone or something

to save or liberate someone or something from someone or something. I hoped that someone would come and rescue me from this boring person. Nothing can rescue us from the ravages of time.
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As many as 720 rescuers, 26 rescue officers, 60 emergency vehicles including ambulances, specialized vehicles, fire vehicles, flames cutters, rescue and rotary saws, hydraulic/gas cutters, chipping hammers, and other emergency equipment were utilized in this operation, DG Rescue said.
In this regard University of Lahore, Islamabad Campus has been taken on board to join hands with Emergency Service for mass gathering sensitization regarding climate change and role of public to rescue the mother earth.
Director General Rescue 1122 Dr Rizwan Naseer, welcomed all dignitaries and paid rich tribute to all volunteers.
Through use of this facility they will be better-equipped to respond to a wide range of technical rescue situations including vertical rescues, confined space rescues, trench rescues, urban search rescues and swiftwater rescues.
Arshad Zia flanked by senior rescue officers, Urban Search and Rescue Teams and emergency equipment reached the spot and launched search and rescue operation on collapsed structure.
The first team consisting of 65 members including 8 Rapid Response and Rescue Vehicle and 4 officers have moved to Malakand KPK under the supervision of Dr Farhan Khalid Team Leader.
Lab Rescue made this proposal because the group could not find a cost-effective rescue management system.
Rescue teams affiliated with them, who perform mountain or cave rescue activity, will be eligible for money.
A spokesman said: "Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service is a regional service as opposed to a county fire and rescue service and therefore cannot be directly compared to the 25 fire and rescue services outlined in this survey in relation to the number of call-outs and costings for animal rescues.
The team of eight are part of a 62-strong team of search and rescue personnel from across the UK.
A fire and rescue service spokesman said last night: "Appliances from Llanrwst, Betws-y-Coed and Bangor along with the water rescue units from Bangor and Betws-y-Coed and the rope rescue team from Colwyn Bay are in attendance at an incident in Penmachno.
After a thorough review of the company's technology, Escape Rescue Systems was notified via formal letter that its external multi-cabin system satisfies the criteria set forth in Section 441(b) of the Safety Act and has been designated as a "Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology.
For 21 years, Whale Rescue Team volunteers have relieved entangled or beached whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions and sea birds along the California coast.
An MH-60S helicopter from HC-8 Det 4, deployed aboard Seattle (AOE 3), assisted in the rescue of 12 Iraqi mariners from their sinking boat, Edha II, in the southern Arabian Gulf on 9 August 2004.