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American English: /ˈsælvɪdʒ/
British English: /ˈsalvɪdʒ/

Translation of salvage in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1
    the paintings were salvaged from the fire
    los cuadros fueron rescatados del incendio
    Example sentences
    • The rescue boat attempted to salvage the smaller vessel yesterday.
    • A number of attempts were made to salvage the ship but when they failed she was dispersed using explosives.
    • Attempts to salvage the ship were hampered by thick fog on Saturday night and the bad weather continued yesterday morning, French coastguards said.
    Example sentences
    • The threat to Mr Trimble's leadership will be assessed at the launch of a new round of intense talks aimed at salvaging the peace process in Downing Street today.
    • But public relations guru Max Clifford said he needs to start a media campaign to help him ‘win friends and influence people’ if he is to stand any chance of salvaging his career.
    • He still ‘feels like a Celtic player’ but appreciates there is no prospect of him salvaging his reputation under O'Neill.
  • 2
    how can he salvage his career now?
    ¿cómo va a salvar su carrera ahora?


  • 2 (property, goods saved)
    objetos (masculine plural) salvados
    the salvage did not amount to much
    no fue mucho lo que se rescató or se recuperó
    architectural salvage
    Example sentences
    • The salvage included a representative group of the earliest Colombian silver cobs, some dispersed privately, others offered at the Christie's New York auction of June, 1988.
    • Only Key West, the last link in the chain, had anything like a town, its fortune based on selling salvage from ships wrecked on the reef that shadows the Keys.
  • 3 (compensation) (Finance, Nautical)
    derecho (masculine) de salvamento
    Example sentences
    • The reward for such assistance was a generous salvage payment based on the percentage of the value of the saved cargo and boat.
    • The Crown or the owner of the property pays this salvage payment, or the finder may receive the property instead of payment.
    • If the insurer exercises the option to replace the automobile or pays the actual cash value of the automobile, the salvage, if any, shall vest in the insurer.
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