V n from n

The 'rescue' group

These verbs are concerned with freeing or rescuing someone from danger or difficulty. We include here the verbs exempt and excuse, which involve freeing someone from a particular payment or obligation.
She has a doctor's certificate and has been excused from games.
Thousands of giant clams were rescued from a tiny island off the coast of Queensland in one of the Australian navy's most unusual operations.
The preposition from is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
Fire-fighting ships tried to save a Norwegian supertanker from sinking off the coast of Texas.
In the case of extricate, the noun group following the verb is often a reflexive pronoun. This pattern is V pron-refl from n.
He was quite confident of being able to extricate himself from the mess he had got into.
  • deliver
  • excuse (usu passive)
  • exempt
  • extricate
  • free
  • heal (usu passive)
  • liberate
  • pluck (usu passive)
  • release
  • rescue
  • save
  • spare
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