mercy mission


mercy mission
mercy mission UK US noun [countable] [singular mercy mission plural mercy missions]
a journey that is made to help someone who is in danger or is having serious problems

The US led the mercy mission to protect aid supplies from armed rebels.

Thesaurus: journeyshyponym parts of a journeymeronym

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • mercy mission — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms mercy mission : singular mercy mission plural mercy missions a journey that is made to help someone who is in danger or is having serious problems The US led the mercy mission to protect aid supplies from armed …   English dictionary

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