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succour

US succor

/ (ˈsʌkə) /
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noun
help or assistance, esp in time of difficulty
a person or thing that provides help
verb
(tr) to give aid to
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Derived forms of succour

succourable or US succorable, adjectivesuccourer or US succorer, nounsuccourless or US succorless, adjective

Word Origin for succour

C13: from Old French sucurir, from Latin succurrere to hurry to help, from sub- under + currere to run
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