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English definition of “save”

save

verb (MAKE SAFE)    /seɪv/
B1 [T] to stop someone or something from being killed , injured , or destroyed : Wearing seat belts has saved many lives . He fell in the river but his friend saved him from drown ing . He had to borrow money to save his business . He was desperately trying to save their failing marriage . We all need to do our bit to save the planet . The former tennis champion was now serving to save the match (= to win the next point so that the other player did not win this part of the competition ).Preserving and savingDefending and protecting save sb's life B1 to stop someone from being killed Helping and co-operating informal to help someone escape from a difficult or unpleasant situation : Thanks for helping me with that report - you saved my life !Preserving and savingDefending and protecting
(Definition of save verb (MAKE SAFE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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