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English definition of “save”

save

verb [I or T]     /seɪv/
FINANCE to keep money so that you can use it in the future : save (up) for sth They are saving for a deposit on a house .save (sth) to do sth His father saved enough money to open a grocery store .
to avoid using or wasting something such as time , money , or effort : save energy / money / time By combining those operations , the organizations will save $1.5 million annually .save sb sth Thanks for your help - it saved me a lot of work . The upgraded bond ratings could save the city $10 million.save on sth If people do not want paper billing , we save on mailing costs .
IT to put information on a computer onto a computer disk : save sth to sth Save the file to the hard disk .save sth as sth The plug-in lets you save files as MP3s . When you are working on the computer , make sure that you save regularly .
save (sb's) face to avoid or help someone avoid seeming stupid or being embarrassed : The industry is simply trying to save face by dropping a lawsuit they realize is a loser . → Compare face-saving
(Definition of save verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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