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save

Save
1save/ˈseɪv/verb
savessavedsaving
1save
/ˈseɪv/
verb
savessavedsaving
Learner's definition of SAVE  
[+ object] 
: to keep (someone or something) safe : to stop (someone or something) from dying or being hurt, damaged, or lost
   b  : to stop (something) from ending or failing : to make (something that is in danger of failing) successful
: to keep (something) from being lost or wasted
[+ object]
[no object]
— + on
: to keep money instead of spending it : to put money away especially in a bank so that you will have it in the future
[no object]
[+ object]
   b  : to spend less money
[no object]
— often + on
[+ object]
— often + on
[+ object] 
: to keep (something) available for use in the future
   b  : to keep (something) for someone to use or have
[+ object]  : to make (something) unnecessary
[+ object]  : to keep (someone) from doing something — often + from
[+ object]  : to collect or keep (something)
: to store (data) in a computer or on a storage device (such as a CD) so that it can be used later
[+ object]
[no object]
sports [+ object] 
: to stop (an opponent's shot) from scoring a goal
   b  : to keep (a game) from being lost to an opponent
10  in Christianity  : to protect or free (someone) from sin or evil
[+ object]
[no object]

a penny saved (is a penny earned)

— see penny

save face

— see 1face

save someone's bacon/hide/neck/skin

informal
: to save someone : to help someone get out of a dangerous or difficult situation

save someone's life

orsave a life
: to stop (someone) from dying or being killed : to rescue (someone) who is in terrible danger
informal  : to help (someone) in an important way — often used to thank someone who helped you

save the day

: to make a bad situation end successfully

save your breath

— see breath

to save your life

informal
◊ If you cannot do something to save your life, you are completely unable to do it.
2save/ˈseɪv/noun
pluralsaves
2save
/ˈseɪv/
noun
pluralsaves
Learner's definition of SAVE  
[count]
: a play that stops an opponent from scoring a goal
baseball, of a relief pitcher  : the act of keeping a team's lead when replacing another pitcher at the end of a game
3save/ˈseɪv/preposition
3save
/ˈseɪv/
preposition
Learner's definition of SAVE  
formal
: other than : but or except

save for

: not including (someone or something) : except for (someone or something)
4save/ˈseɪv/conjunction
4save
/ˈseɪv/
conjunction
Learner's definition of SAVE  
formal
: except
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