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Dictionary definition for: Save

1. (n) (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring; "the goalie made a brilliant save" "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"

2. (v) save from ruin, destruction, or harm

3. (v) to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"

4. (v) bring into safety; "We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"

5. (v) spend less; buy at a reduced price

6. (v) feather one''s nest; have a nest egg; "He saves half his salary"

7. (v) make unnecessary an expenditure or effort; "This will save money" "I''ll save you the trouble" "This will save you a lot of time"

8. (v) save from sins

9. (v) refrain from harming

10. (v) spend sparingly, avoid the waste of; "This move will save money" "The less fortunate will have to economize now"

11. (v) retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth" "keep my seat, please" "keep open the possibility of a merger"

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