succor

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From Middle English sucuren, from Old French secorre, sucurir (to rescue, remedy), from Latin succurrō (go beneath, run for cover, run for help, verb), from sub- + currō (run, verb). More at sub-, current.

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succor (uncountable)

  1. Aid, assistance or relief given to one in distress; ministration.

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succor (third-person singular simple present succors, present participle succoring, simple past and past participle succored)

  1. (transitive) To give such assistance.

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