succor

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From Middle English socour, derived from the verb sucuren, borrowed 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. (archaic or obsolete) 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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