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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
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