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v. saved, sav·ing, saves
a. To rescue from harm, danger, or loss: The lifeguard saved the struggling swimmer.
b. To prevent from dying: The doctors saved the patient.
c. To set free from the consequences of sin; redeem: prayed to save his soul.
2. To keep in a safe or healthy condition: God save King Richard!
a. To hold back for future use: saved his best song for the encore.
b. To avoid spending (money) so as to keep or accumulate it.
c. To avoid spending (money or time) in an amount less than what circumstances normally require: saved $25 at the sale; saved 15 minutes by taking a shortcut.
d. To prevent the waste or loss of; conserve: bought an efficient device that saves electricity.
e. To treat with care by avoiding fatigue, wear, or damage; spare: wore sunglasses to save his eyesight.
a. To make unnecessary; obviate: By carrying two bags you can save an extra trip.
b. To spare (someone) from having to do something.
a. Sports To prevent (a goal) from being scored by blocking a shot. Used of a goalie.
b. To prevent an opponent from scoring (a point).
c. To preserve a victory in (a game).
d. Baseball To preserve (another pitcher's win) by protecting one's team's lead during a stint of relief pitching.
6. Computers To copy (a file) from a computer's main memory to a disk or other storage medium.
1. To avoid waste or expense; economize.
2. To accumulate money: saving for a vacation.
3. To preserve a person or thing from harm or loss.
1. Sports An act that prevents a ball or puck from entering a goal.
2. Baseball A preservation by a relief pitcher of another pitcher's win.
save (one's) breath
To refrain from a futile appeal or effort: Save your breath; you can't dissuade them.

[Middle English saven, from Old French sauver, from Late Latin salvāre, from Latin salvus, safe; see sol- in Indo-European roots.]

sav′a·ble, save′a·ble adj.
sav′er n.
Synonyms: save1, rescue, reclaim, redeem, deliver
These verbs mean freeing a person or thing from danger, evil, confinement, or servitude. Save is the most general: The smallpox vaccine has saved many lives. A police officer saved the tourist from being cheated. Rescue usually implies saving from immediate harm or danger by direct action: rescue a rare manuscript from a fire. Reclaim can mean to bring a person back, as from error to virtue or to right or proper conduct: "To reclaim me from this course of life was the sole cause of his journey to London" (Henry Fielding).
To redeem is to free someone from captivity or the consequences of sin or error; the term can imply the expenditure of money or effort: The amount paid to redeem the captured duke was enormous. Deliver applies to liberating people from something such as captivity, misery, or peril: "consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them" (George Washington).

save 2

With the exception of; except: "No man enjoys self-reproach save a masochist" (Philip Wylie).
1. Were it not; except: The house would be finished by now, save that we had difficulty contracting a roofer.
2. Unless.

[Middle English, from Old French sauf, from Latin salvō, ablative sing. of salvus, safe; see sol- in Indo-European roots.]
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Kristoffer Ajer was too easily blocked off, Jozo Simunovic didn't get around to cover and Ivanovic, back in the team after an eye injury, scored with what looked like a saveable free header.
In those games the hosts gifted Monk's men a route back into the match and it was the same story at the Den, with the Millwall keeper failing to keep out a saveable Stewart Downing shot.
Indeed, had Anthony Pilkington managed to keep his effort low when latching onto a sixth-minute smart slide pass from Rickie Lambert rather than blasting at saveable height for Anders Lindegaard, Cardiff may well have found themselves with an early advantage.
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For the fourth goal, I know it's gone into the corner but I think that was saveable.
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Ms Williams, who runs the campaign group Hope for Hillsborough, said she understood the apprehension that families of the remaining 40 - possibly saveable - victims currently felt.
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The number of great goalkeeping performances we've seen at Anfield recently is not down to the inspirational qualities of the ground, it's because we're hitting too many shots and headers at saveable heights and positions.