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.
See also: 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
References in classic literature ?
If our plot succeeds, we can wait patiently for the chance of some passing ship which would rescue us from this fatal island.
It must in truth be acknowledged that, however these may differ in other respects, they in general appear to harmonize in this sentiment, at least, that there are material imperfections in our national system, and that something is necessary to be done to rescue us from impending anarchy.
"And rescue us from ourselves," she completed, with a most adorable smile, whimsical as I had never seen it, for it was whimsical with love.
If the Mayflower had been sent packing, Europe would have remained pretty much unaffected - and imagine, there would have been no America to rescue us from Kaiser Wilhelm II, Hitler, Mussolini, and goodness knows who else.
We need someone to rescue us from the catastrophic state of disrepair in which investors feel reluctant to come and invest.
Wright Professor of Theology, Yale Divinity School) and Matthew Croasmun (Associate Research Scholar and Director, Life Worth Living Program, Yale Center of Faith and Culture), "For the Life of the World" is a provocative new contribution to public theology providing the intellectual tools needed to rescue us from our present malaise and meet our new cultural challenge are the tools of theology.
"We have enough food and drinks but it was so cold out there then one of us texted his aunt to ask for help to rescue us from there," Odiada said in Filipino while being interviewed by local newsmen in the area.
Rescue us from those who think serving means stealing some for themselves to make up for what they have spent to get to where they are.
Government cannot possibly rescue us from ourselves.
They played exceptionally well to rescue us from a position which wasn't great and turn it into a really dominant one.
Please, I beg you, treat us as God's creation and rescue us from this hell.
These tarps help only to rescue us from the sun." He went on to say that they sent memorandums to the capital city, the cabinet and the social fund office, yet there was no response made.
By way of conclusion, Geagea said finishing off illegitimate statelets for the benefit of the only legitimate authority; the state alone is prone to rescue us from our present devious position.
Only a General Election and the return of a new Government with a fresh mandate can rescue us from the morass into which Fianna Fail has led it.
SCOTLAND could have just one side facing THREE qualifying rounds to reach the Champions League group stage in 2012 - if Rangers can't rescue us from European oblivion.