- 1 1.1 (rescue, preserve) new investment could save 500 jobsuna nueva inversión podría salvar 500 puestos de trabajoshe wants to save her reputation/marriagequiere salvar su reputación/matrimoniorescue workers saved 20 people from the burning houselos trabajadores del servicio de salvamento rescataron a 20 personas del incendioto save something/somebody
fromsomething/ -ingsalvar algo/a alguiento save somebody from defeat/disaster dealgo/ + infinitivesalvar a alguien de la derrota/del desastreyou saved me from drowning/fallingme salvaste de ahogarme/caermeyou saved me from making a fool of myselfgracias a ti no hice el ridículoto save somebody from herself/himselfimpedir que alguien siga haciéndose dañoGod save the King/Queen!¡Dios salve or guarde al Rey/a la Reina!to save the situation to save one's bacon o neck o skin [colloquial] he'd do anything to save his own neck o skin o baconharía cualquier cosa con tal de salvar el pellejosave it! (American English) [colloquial]¡olvídalo!Example sentences
Example sentences1.2 (redeem)
- The children's flick will feature Jackie as a pirate ghost who hobnobs with a little boy and his friends to save their town from danger.
- Finally, we were saved by a rescue team and they were nice enough to give us a new motor.
- My husband assures me that my moves will probably save me from any danger, so intimidating, he says, is the sight of me doing the African dance.
- He saves his arm strength and uses his horse's speed and power to inflict the deep wounds and deathblows.
- I must agree in order to save the rest of my strength.
- To save one's own strength, to defend oneself by sleight of body while drawing from one's opponent all his strength: this is the art of Ju-jitsu.
- 2 2.1 (be economical with)(money/fuel/space)it saves (me) a lot of time/work
ahorrar(me) ahorra mucho tiempo/trabajoyou can save a lot of money buying a season ticketse ahorra mucho dinero comprando un abono2.2 (spare, avoid) these machines save laborestas máquinas ahorran trabajoto save (somebody) something/
-ingshe recorded the lecture to save having to take notesgrabó la conferencia para ahorrarse tener que tomar apuntesdrip-drying the shirts saves ironing themsi dejas escurrir las camisas, te evitas or te ahorras tener que plancharlasit will save you a journey o your having to make another journeyte ahorrarás un viaje or tener que hacer otro viajeExample sentences
- Thousands of families would have been saved their tears, their sorrow and the grief they are experiencing this very moment.
- It also saved her family the daily washing machine wear and tear, increased water use and the chore of washing and drying nappies regularly.
- Little white lies could save someone's feelings and prevent them from having to face bitter truths.
- 3 3.1 (keep, put aside)(money)we've saved $5,000 so far
ahorrarhasta ahora hemos ahorrado 5.000 dólaresdon't eat it now; save it for laterno te lo comas ahora; déjalo para luegosave a slice for me, save me a sliceguárdame un trozoI'm saving this dress for besteste vestido lo reservo para las ocasiones especialessave my place save me some space at the bottom of the pagedéjame sitio al final de la páginaI'm saving the tokenscolecciono or estoy juntando los valesto save oneself for somebody/somethingreservarse para alguien/algoto save one's energy/strengthguardarse las energías/las fuerzasto save something till (the) lastdejar algo para el finalto save one's breath [colloquial]no gastar saliva [colloquial]3.2 (Computing)Example sentences
- Client data would normally be saved onto corporate servers rather than desktops but the company is refusing to take any chances.
- If you are trying to download some file, it will be automatically saved to your desktop.
- Choose between bitmap or JPEG file formats when saving screenshots to the hard drive.
- 4 (Sport)Example sentences
- The keeper dives, and the shot gets saved, or it drops into the back of the net, the fans sigh or groan on cue, and the game goes on.
- But his shot was saved by the keeper.
- McDonald did have a chance for Villa but his shot was well saved by keeper Hardy.
- 1 1.1 (put money aside) 1.2 (economize) to save
onsomethingahorrar algoto save on fuelahorrar combustibleExample sentences
- By September 1889, debt-free and resolved to save money for the future, Boyle proposed marriage for the first time in his life.
- If we had rented during those first five years of marriage, we would never have been able to save enough money to make that purchase.
- It'd be cool to be able to save up for something nice, like a nice ride - something I could be proud of.
- 2 (redeem)Example sentences
- Whoever converts a sinner from error saves his soul from damnation.
- The state of knowledge was not a priority when there were fundamental issues of church doctrine to be discussed and souls to be saved from the pernicious influence of Protestantism.
- My favourite reactions I received were of the religious type, attempting to open my eyes to a Godly world and save my soul from damnation.
- to make a savehacer una paradaExample sentences
- The Brookes keeper performs an acrobatic save to keep Oxford off the score sheet in what was a disappointing game for the home team
- Within 14 minutes third choice goalkeeper Mark Salter had not only made three tough saves but had also watched a near own goal by Anthony Doeh.
- Goalkeeper Michele Gademans also played an important role, making four solid saves to shutout the other team and ensure the Clan a spot at the National Championships.
- [archaic]save thatde no haber sido porqueExample sentences
- The audience is seated in a theatre pitch black save the glow of six individual light boxes, each containing a fluoro rod, sitting on the floor of the stage.
- But otherwise, what we say is subject to no regulation save our own sensibilities.
- Raw materials and processes are simply drained of all value save monetary value.
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