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salvage

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈsælvɪdʒ/
FROM PLACE to save things from a place where other things have been damaged or lost: gold coins salvaged from a shipwreckPreserving and savingDefending and protecting
FROM SITUATION to try to make a bad situation better: an attempt to salvage her reputationPreserving and savingDefending and protecting
(Definition of salvage verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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