- simple past tense and past participle of rescue
Variant of rescue
transitive verbrescued, rescuing
- to free or save from danger, imprisonment, evil, etc.
- Law to take (a person or thing) out of legal custody by force
Origin of rescueMiddle English rescuen ; from Old French rescourre ; from re-, again + escorre, to shake, move ; from Classical Latin excutere, to shake off, drive away ; from ex-, off + quatere, to shake: see quash
the act or an instance of rescuing; deliverance