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.
See also: rescue
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Rescued from death in the Arctic wastes, and reunited to a beautiful wife, the lieutenant looked, nevertheless, unaccountably anxious and depressed.
Evenings during the week he took her to see plays in which the brain-clutching heroine was rescued from the palatial home of her guardian, who is cruelly after her bonds, by the hero with the beautiful sentiments.
But when rescued from his danger, he forgot his promise.
Fogg was marching at their head, and just behind him were Passepartout and the other two travellers, rescued from the Sioux.
He said that 26,885 flood affectees were rescued from Layyah, 24,440 from Kasur, 11,885 from Muzaffargarh, 9460 from Rahim Yar Khan and 4,826 from DG Khan.
press photo The Kurdish Globe The spokesman of Yezidis in Shingal, Mahma Khalil, revealed that 62 Yezidis have been rescued from Islamic State (IS) last week.
He said almost 18 rescuers with two boats and one ambulance had Rescued 203 from Bhera tehsil, similarly 163 people were rescued from Shahpur tehsil.
TWO canoeists were rescued from a river last night as attempts were made to save two more who were trapped.
The statistics show that on average 61 people are rescued from car crashes and fires in Wales every month.
They also show 1,847 people were rescued from fires in Wales between 1997 to 2006, the 10 most recent years for which data is available, while in 2006 alone, fire crews rescued 190 people.