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n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of succor.
1. help or assistance, esp in time of difficulty
2. a person or thing that provides help
(tr) to give aid to
[C13: from Old French sucurir, from Latin succurrere to hurry to help, from sub- under + currere to run]
ˈsuccourable, ˈsuccorable adj
ˈsuccourer, ˈsuccorer n
ˈsuccourless, ˈsuccorless adj
Example: succour of galleys.
Past participle: succoured
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|Noun||1.||succour - assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"|
assist, assistance, help, aid - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
consolation, solace, comfort - the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his presence was a consolation to her"
mercy - alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed; "distributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy"
|Verb||1.||succour - help in a difficult situation|