救 means 'rescue'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 980   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-9    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 82 words   Used in 91 words   Used in 27 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   すく to rescue, save
⿰   request   strike  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 救 is used 9 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 救 is used 88 times, read 2 ways.
キュウ : 78 words FIND ALL
relief; aid; rescue
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すく : 10 words FIND ALL
0 3
'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to rescue from; to help out of; to save
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An additional 3 less common words include 救 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 480 (originally: 456)  Joy o' Kanji : 456  Key to Kanji: 189 

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キュウ   すく to rescue, save   
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キュウ   もとめる to request, want, demand   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
スイ   みず water   
ぼく strike   
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