rescue from (someone or something)

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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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But what are the chances of West Yorkshire firefighters having to actually rescue someone from a rollercoaster ride?
Bosses for the venue say it is the fourth time they have now helped rescue someone from the water since it opened in July.
Bosses for the venue say it is the fourth time they have helped to rescue someone from the water since it opened last month.
The council in Schwaebisch Gmuend says in a statement Monday that a firefighter died as he tried to rescue someone from floodwaters near the town's railway station.
He added: "It's not every day you rescue someone from drowning is it?" Double Olympic goldmedallist rower James, 43, said his son was "amazing".
Nico added: "I was just going to have a relaxing evening - I never expected to be helping to rescue someone from a fire."
If you are going to fry to rescue someone from a very deep well, be sure you have an excellent safety harness.
8, 2011, attempting to rescue someone from a burning building, in announcing the new funding.
"When actually you are a hero, you made a heroic attempt to rescue someone from the burning house?" Heaps replied: "I never rescued anyone.
"This is quite unusual, this is the first time we have tried to rescue someone from a balloon," Cpt Hodges added.
The George Cross holders include Home Guard member George Inwood, who died while trying to rescue someone from a cellar during a Birmingham bombing raid in 1940.
But that's against safety advice which is that it's much safer to rescue someone from dry land.
You may be as pleased as I was to learn the many variants of the name of Rumpelstiltskin; that the cross is a symbol far more widespread than in Christianity; that you can rescue someone from a fairy ring by putting one foot into it, whereupon the lost person becomes visible; or that there is a second half to "Aiken Drum," that most heartily sing-able of songs about the Moon.