- 1 1.1 (rescue, preserve) new investment could save 500 jobsshe wants to save her reputation/marriageuna nueva inversión podría salvar 500 puestos de trabajorescue workers saved 20 people from the burning housequiere salvar su reputación/matrimonioto save something/somebodylos trabajadores del servicio de salvamento rescataron a 20 personas del incendio
fromsomething/ -ingto save somebody from defeat/disastersalvar algo/a alguien dealgo/ + infinitiveyou saved me from drowning/fallingsalvar a alguien de la derrota/del desastreyou saved me from making a fool of myselfme salvaste de ahogarme/caermeto save somebody from herself/himselfgracias a ti no hice el ridículoGod save the King/Queen!impedir que alguien siga haciéndose dañoto 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 bacon¡Dios salve or guarde al Rey/a la Reina!save it! (American English) [colloquial]haría cualquier cosa con tal de salvar el pellejo¡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/workyou can save a lot of money buying a season ticket(me) ahorra mucho tiempo/trabajo2.2 (spare, avoid) these machines save laborse ahorra mucho dinero comprando un abonoto save (somebody) something/estas máquinas ahorran trabajo
-ingshe recorded the lecture to save having to take notesdrip-drying the shirts saves ironing themgrabó la conferencia para ahorrarse tener que tomar apuntesit will save you a journey o your having to make another journeysi dejas escurrir las camisas, te evitas or te ahorras tener que plancharlaste 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 fardon't eat it now; save it for laterhasta ahora hemos ahorrado 5.000 dólaressave a slice for me, save me a sliceno te lo comas ahora; déjalo para luegoI'm saving this dress for bestguárdame un trozosave my place save me some space at the bottom of the pageeste vestido lo reservo para las ocasiones especialesI'm saving the tokensdéjame sitio al final de la páginato save oneself for somebody/somethingcolecciono or estoy juntando los valesto save one's energy/strengthreservarse para alguien/algoto save something till (the) lastguardarse las energías/las fuerzasto save one's breath [colloquial]dejar algo para el final3.2 (Computing)no gastar saliva [colloquial]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
onsomethingto save on fuelahorrar algoahorrar 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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