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 save save

noun

  • (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring  ( save )
    (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
     the goalie made a brilliant save
    the goalie made a brilliant save
     the relief pitcher got credit for a save
    the relief pitcher got credit for a save
  • verb

  • () save from ruin, destruction, or harm  ( salve, relieve, salvage, save )
    save from ruin, destruction, or harm
  • () to keep up and reserve for personal or special use  ( preserve, save )
    to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
     She saved the old family photographs in a drawer
    She saved the old family photographs in a drawer
  • () make unnecessary an expenditure or effort  ( make unnecessary, save )
    make unnecessary an expenditure or effort
     This will save money
    This will save money
     I'll save you the trouble
    I'll save you the trouble
     This will save you a lot of time
    This will save you a lot of time
  • () accumulate money for future use  ( lay aside, save up, save )
    accumulate money for future use
     He saves half his salary
    He saves half his salary
  • () spend less; buy at a reduced price  ( save )
    spend less; buy at a reduced price
  • () bring into safety  ( bring through, carry through, pull through, save )
    bring into safety
     We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack
    We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack
  • () refrain from harming  ( save, spare )
    refrain from harming
  • () save from sins  ( deliver, save, redeem )
    save from sins
  • () retain rights to  ( hold open, keep, keep open, save )
    retain rights to
     keep my job for me while I give birth
    keep my job for me while I give birth
     keep my seat, please
    keep my seat, please
     keep open the possibility of a merger
    keep open the possibility of a merger
  • () spend sparingly, avoid the waste of  ( economise, economize, save )
    spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
     This move will save money
    This move will save money
     The less fortunate will have to economize now
    The less fortunate will have to economize now
  • record data on a computer  ( save, write )
    record data on a computer
     boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk
    boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk