save

Save
1 save /ˈseɪv/ verb
saves; saved; saving
1 save
/ˈseɪv/
verb
saves; saved; saving
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
: 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]
: to spend less money
[no object]
often + on
[+ object]
often + on
[+ object]
: to keep (something) available for use in the future
: 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]
[+ object] sports
: to stop (an opponent's shot) from scoring a goal
: 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

or save 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.
2 save /ˈseɪv/ noun
plural saves
2 save
/ˈseɪv/
noun
plural saves
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
3 save /ˈseɪv/ preposition
3 save
/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)
4 save /ˈseɪv/ conjunction
4 save
/ˈseɪv/
conjunction
Learner's definition of SAVE
formal
: except
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