rescue from

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.
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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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To look at your wry face, one would think that our rescue from the Arctic regions was a downright misfortune.
Earlier, the passing out cadets demonstrated their professional skills of emergency management during mock exercises of deep well rescue, water rescue, firefighting, urban search and rescue, rescue from confined spaces and rescue from height.
"The unprecedented rescue mission was undertaken by Pakistan Army aviation helicopters under extreme weather conditions, making it the first ever rescue from such a height in Pakistan," the ISPR said in a statement.
Crews confirmed 12 cows in canal with attempts being made to rescue from water, crews are using boats, life jackets, dry suits and inflatable walk ways to rescue cows.
The delegation was briefed about different functions of Rescue 1122 through mock exercise of emergency medical treatment, firefighting, rescue from height and using of Incident Command Vehicle.
This will be a great opportunity for emergency staff of all emergency services of Pakistan to demonstrate their professional skills in the fields of Rescue from Height, Water Rescue, Fire Fighting, Medical Rescue, Smoke Room Rescue, Vehicle Extrication, Building Collapse and Rescue Driving.