Translation of salvar in English:

salvar

vt

salvarse v pron

  • 1.1 (de la muerte, de un peligro) solo se salvaron tres personas only three people got out o escaped alive, only three people survived ¡sálvese quien pueda! every man for himself! salvarse de algo to escape from sth se salvó de un terrible incendio she escaped from o survived a terrible fire se salvaron de una muerte segura they escaped certain death 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (librarse) de la familia, el único que se salva es Alejandro of the family, the only one who isn't ugly ( o stupid etc) is Alejandro, of the family, the only one who's all right is Alejandro solo se salva él porque no lo sabía you/we can't count him because he didn't knowsalvarse de algo se salvó de hacer el servicio militar he got out of doing his military service 1.3 [Relig] to be saved

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day prestado
adj
el vestido no es mío, es prestado = it's not my dress, I borrowed it …
Cultural fact of the day

Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.