MAKE SAFE [T] › to stop someone or something from being killed or destroyed: He was badly injured, but the doctors saved his life. She saved the children from drowning. He had to borrow money to save his business. MONEY [I, T] (also save up) › to keep money so that you can buy something with it in the future: We've saved almost $900 for our wedding. Michael's saving up for a new computer. KEEP [T] › to keep something to use in the future: I've saved some food for you. She saved her black dress for special occasions.
save money/space/time, etc › to reduce the amount of money/space/time, etc that you have to use: You'll save time by doing it yourself.
save sb (from) doing sth › to help someone avoid having to do something: We'll eat in a restaurant - it'll save you having to cook.
save files/work, etc › to store work or information electronically on or from a computer
save a goal › to prevent a player from scoring a goal: He saved two goals in the last minute of the game. → See also save the day → See also lose/save face