furever_pit wrote:What is it with "rescuers" being hoarders??
Uhm... that's a personal assumption on your part, right? *raises eye brow at Allison*
By definition - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rescue
Definition of RESCUE
: to free from confinement, danger, or evil : save, deliver: as a : to take (as a prisoner) forcibly from custody b : to recover (as a prize) by force c : to deliver (as a place under siege) by armed force
— res·cu·able \-ə-bəl\ adjective
— rescue noun
— res·cu·er noun
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Examples of RESCUE
The survivors were rescued by the Coast Guard.
<an all-out effort to rescue a beached whale>
Origin of RESCUE
Middle English rescouen, rescuen, from Anglo-French rescure, from re- + escure to shake off, from Latin excutere, from ex- + quatere to shake
First Known Use: 14th century
Related to RESCUE
Synonyms: bail out, bring off, deliver, save
Antonyms: adventure, compromise, endanger, gamble (with), hazard, imperil, jeopardize, peril, risk, venture
Related Words: salvage; emancipate, free, liberate, manumit, release; disentangle, extricate; recover
Synonym Discussion of RESCUE
rescue, deliver, redeem, ransom, reclaim, save mean to set free from confinement or danger. rescue implies freeing from imminent danger by prompt or vigorous action <rescued the crew of a sinking ship>. deliver implies release usually of a person from confinement, temptation, slavery, or suffering <delivered his people from bondage>. redeem implies releasing from bondage or penalties by giving what is demanded or necessary <job training designed to redeem school dropouts from chronic unemployment>. ransom specifically applies to buying out of captivity <tried to ransom the kidnap victim>. reclaim suggests a bringing back to a former state or condition of someone or something abandoned or debased <reclaimed long-abandoned farms>. save may replace any of the foregoing terms; it may further imply a preserving or maintaining for usefulness or continued existence <an operation that saved my life>.
Most, if not all, hoarders do
"rescue" (at least in their
Most rescuers don't