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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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