[ verb ] save from ruin or destruction


salvage relieve salve

Used in print

(The New York Times,...)

Nor were there any rules to save him .


A compromise will leave both sides without the glow of triumph , but it will save Berlin .

(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)

He would save her .

If there was a fire or a flood he would save Mama first and Violet next .

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

I wish our doctor could have saved her '' .

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rescue rescuer salvage salvage

[ verb ] to keep up and reserve for personal or special use


: "save something in case you hit trouble."

Used in print

([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)

Have you checked the cost of subcontracting your cafeteria operation in_order to save administrative costs ?

You may save valuable production minutes with a change .

(Hugh Kelly and Ted Ziehe, "Glossary Lookup Made Easy"...)

The address * * f and the number of cells required to store the form are written in * * f ; the information cell * * f is saved to represent the text occurrence .

When , as in_this case , the two forms match , the address * * f is saved to represent the occurrence * * f .

When the information cell for * * f has been determined , it is saved as a representation of * * f .

[ verb ] to keep up and reserve for personal or special use




"She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"

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keep record conserve preserve

[ verb ] make unnecessary an expenditure or effort




"This will save money" "I'll save you the trouble" "This will save you a lot of time"

Used in print

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

`` And in the future , since I write for a public of one , I can save the poor publishers from wasting their money '' .

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[ verb ] spend less; buy at a reduced price

Used in print

(Saturday Review, 44: 15...)

Local libraries find , too , that the new plan saves tax dollars because books can be bought through the system , and since the system buys in bulk it is able to obtain larger discounts than would be available to an individual library .

Further money is saved through economy in bookkeeping and clerical detail as the result of central billing .

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

A driver of a dairy truck , who begins work at 1 a. m. finishes before breakfast , then goes_out and grows a garden , and who has used the cannery to save and feed a family of five , asked , `` What in the world will we do '' ?

(Hal Kelly, "Build Hotei"...)

This piece of equipment costs a_little over $ 600 but it will save you that in mooring and hauling fees in a_few years .

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scrimp saver buy

[ verb ] bring into safety


"We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"

Used in print

(The Providence Journal,...)

Local authorities credited the men with saving the girl 's life .

(Newark Evening News...)

As to protection , the speaker disapproved of shelters , pointing_out that fallout shelters would not save everyone .

Is this a reason for saving no one ?

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rescue savior

[ verb ] feather one's nest; have a nest egg


save_up lay_aside


"He saves half his salary"

Used in print

(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)

The saline tubes were saved and used for the indirect_Coombs_test in the following manner .

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

My camp made leather wallet , bulky with twisted , raised stitches around the edges , I stuffed with money I had been saving .

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squander hoard savings

[ verb ] from sins, as in religious dogma


redeem deliver

Used in print

(Tracts published by American Tract Society,...)

Nor can any man save himself by good works or by a commendable `` moral life '' , although such works are the natural fruits and evidences of a saving faith already received and naturally expressing itself through such avenues .

(Peter Eldersveld, "Faith Amid Fear"...)

He knew that his God would save him from his enemies because He had saved him from his sins .

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religion redemption savior

[ verb ] refrain from harming



Used in print

(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)

It appeared that the theory could be saved in one way only .

[ verb ] spend sparingly, avoid the waste of


economize economise


"This move will save money" "The less fortunate will have to economize now"

Used in print

(Sports Age, 24:9...)

The $ 9.50 for lodging they save .

[ verb ] retain rights to


"keep my job for me while I give birth" "keep my seat, please" "keep open the possibility of a merger"

Used in print

(Newark Evening News,...)

Jones , unhappy that the candidates were limited to eight minutes for a speech and no audience questions , saved his barbs for Mitchell .

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reserve reserve keep

[ noun ] the act of preventing the opposition from scoring (in sports)


: "the goalie made a brilliant save" "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"

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prevention sport