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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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For the fourth goal, I know it's gone into the corner but I think that was saveable.
Mr Chaudry, making his first trip to Rhyl in 32 years, said: "I've brought my operational team here to look at the mechanical and electrical aspects of the building to ascertain whether this iconic asset is saveable.
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Simon Bevan, the firefighter's crew manager on the night of the blaze, told the jury the outlook for anyone in the building was bleak, adding: "Looking at the intensity of that fire, the likelihood of there being saveable lives was very doubtful.
But, in the 21st minute, Mark Schwarzer failed to hold onto an eminently saveable Kevin Davies drive, allowing the ball to squirm into the net and handing Bolton a lifeline.
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Kevin was saveable, but they cordoned off the care on the day.
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.
But now safety must take precedence and we will have to see if any part of the building is saveable or if sadly everything has to go.
The Leafs tied it at 1-1 when Viktor Stalberg's saveable shot from the top of the left circle eluded Thomas at 15:27 of the first.
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The shot was saveable but I couldn't dive for laughing at the eejit.