salvage Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"salvage" in British English

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salvageverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈsæl.vɪdʒ/
to ​savegoods from ​damage or ​destruction, ​especially from a ​ship that has ​sunk or been ​damaged or a ​building that has been ​damaged by ​fire or a ​flood: goldcoins salvaged from a ​shipwreck After the ​fire, there wasn't much ​furnitureleftworth salvaging. to ​try to make a ​badsituationbetter: It was a ​desperateattempt to salvage the situation. After the ​fraudscandal he had to make ​greatefforts to salvage his reputation.
salvage
noun [U] uk   us  
They ​mounted a salvage operation after the ​fire.
salvageable
adjective uk   us   /-ə.bl̩/
There is nothing that is salvageable in the ​building - we have ​lost everything.
(Definition of salvage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"salvage" in American English

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salvageverb [T]

 us   /ˈsæl·vɪdʒ/
to ​save something ​valuable from ​damage, ​destruction, or ​loss: After the ​storm, we were ​able to salvage some of ​ourbelongings, but the ​house was ​destroyed.
(Definition of salvage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"salvage" in Business English

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salvageverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈsælvɪdʒ/
TRANSPORT, PROPERTY, INSURANCE to ​savegoods from being ​damaged or destroyed, especially from a ​ship that has ​sunk or been ​damaged, or a ​building that has been ​damaged by ​fire or a ​flood: Workers are attempting to salvage ​timber in the aftermath of the hurricanes.
to ​succeed in ​achieving or ​saving something that is in a difficult ​situation: salvage a deal The country still ​held out hope of salvaging its largest ​foreigninvestmentdeal.salvage a business He is a ​corporate firefighter ​brought in to salvage a ​business that still has some ​valuableassets. salvage ​shareprices

salvagenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈsælvɪdʒ/
TRANSPORT, PROPERTY, INSURANCE the ​act of ​savinggoods from being ​damaged or destroyed: the salvage of sth The salvage of ​buildingmaterials from the ​site of the ​fire was continuing. salvage ​efforts/​operations a salvage ​company the salvage ​industry/​market
(also salvage material) COMMERCE wastematerial or ​material that has not been used that has ​value because it can be ​sold: The pigs ate ​contaminated pet ​foodsold to ​farms as salvage. Many of the ​buildings have been erected out of salvage ​material.
(Definition of salvage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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