Definition of rescue bid in English:

rescue bid


  • 1An attempt to save someone or something from a dangerous or precarious situation.

    ‘Essex University may launch a rescue bid to save the Palace Theatre’
    • ‘Mr Bunting was also presented with a Royal Humane Society award in recognition of the vital role he played in the rescue bid.’
    • ‘President Putin was criticised for remaining on holiday in the first days of the disaster and rescue bid.’
    • ‘Now his rescue bids have earned him a top life-saving award from the Royal Humane Society.’
    • ‘The downfall of Lehman, which triggered the biggest banking crisis since the Great Depression, came after a rescue bid by the high street bank Barclays failed to materialise.’
    • ‘Late this afternoon, a meeting of creditors voted down a rescue bid for the company.’
    • ‘Analysts claimed that the rescue bid may fail due to a market oversaturated by gaffe ridden liars.’
    • ‘Local reporters inside Parliament House said the situation inside was tense, with the insurgents fearful of a military rescue bid.’
    • ‘Marlborough Carnival will be staged this year after all, thanks to the success of a rescue bid.’
    • ‘Rover collapsed with the loss of 5,000 jobs this month after a potential rescue bid from China failed to materialise.’
    • ‘A number of motorists mounted rescue bids to free people trapped in the wreckage of the crashed cars.’
    • ‘Military personnel were dispatched to halt a rescue bid by Christmas Island residents and to offload the asylum seekers onto a naval vessel.’
    • ‘British officials last night also denied there had been a botched rescue bid.’
    • ‘Witnesses told the inquest the rescue bid descended into chaos with no one taking charge.’
    • ‘It is understood that one of the men was struck in the face by a winch hook during the knife-edge rescue bid.’
    • ‘The daring rescue bid began after a diver spotted the shark off Australia's New South Wales.’
    • ‘The managing director of National Stadium, the company which runs Hampden Park, has appealed to the Scottish Executive to approve a last-minute rescue bid proposed by Glasgow City Council.’
    • ‘Nineteen South Korean or US vessels and eight helicopters were involved in the rescue bid along with 170 divers or other rescuers.’
    • ‘But a dispute between the council and the village over conditions in the contract could scupper the rescue bid.’
    • ‘A rescue bid has been tabled for a Bradford fireplace company which closed leaving scores of angry customers out of pocket.’
    • ‘The rescue bid lasted about five minutes, the pilot said.’
  • 2Bridge
    A bid intended to get one's partner out of a contract which could not be made.

    • ‘There are several other variations of established first responses to an opening of a Gambling 3 No Trump. One variation is presented below, which employs the so-called Rescue Bid.’
    • ‘B's "rescue" bid was the second mistake in the hand.’