Translation of salvar in English:

salvar

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (salvarse)

  • 1.1 (de la muerte, de un peligro) solo se salvaron tres personas only three people got out o/or 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/or 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/or 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 [Religión/Religion] to be saved

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