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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.
See also: rescue
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Rizwan Naseer briefed about the Emergency Services Reforms in Pakistan and the reasons behind the success of Rescue 1122, which was launched as a pilot project from Lahore with 14 ambulances; 6 rescue stations and 200 rescuers.
The rescue operation was carried out under the supervision of Mr Manohar Ramdev Mashekar, Range Forest Officer, Shirur and Dr Ajay Deshmuk, Veterinary Officer of Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Centre.
Other authorities participating in the rescue operations were the police, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), the Health Ministry and the Civil Defence Force (APM).
On the occasion DPO Attock Hasan Asad Alvi, In-charge Rescue 1122 Dr Ashfaq Mian and CEO Health Dr Mohsin Ashraf was also present.
The commissioner inspected all the rescue vehicles and equipment, while also visiting the control room.
The operation was conducted following the order of Eleazar to his men to rescue those beggars that have proliferated in the streets of the metropolis on Christmas season
The boat, which the city government acquired for P4.35 million, is the newest addition to its rescue team fleet.
THATTA -- At least 25 people have been killed as a boat carrying more than 50 pilgrims capsized near the coastal town of Bohara on Thursday, rescue sources said.
During the 2017 International Mines Rescue Body(IMRB) meeting, which was held recently in Moscow, Russia, medals were bestowed by EMERCOM (The Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters) to people who make or have made exceptional, notable work for rescue services and rescuers on the global scale.