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suc•cor /ˈsʌkɚ/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]
  1. help;
    relief;
    aid:providing succor to the wounded.

v. [+ object]
  • to help (someone who is in difficulty, need, or distress).
  • Also,[esp. Brit.,]ˈsuc•cour. 

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    succour, US succor /ˈsʌkə/ n
    1. help or assistance, esp in time of difficulty
    2. a person or thing that provides help
    vb
    1. (transitive) to give aid to
    Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French sucurir, from Latin succurrere to hurry to help, from sub- under + currere to run




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