• instance of saving; action or instance in which the ball or puck is prevented from entering the goal (sports)
• rescue, salvage; safeguard from damage or injury; redeem, deliver from sin; conserve, avoid unnecessary use or expenditure; preserve, keep, maintain
• except, besides, but
• if you save someone or something, you help them to avoid harm or to escape from a dangerous or unpleasant situation.
• if you save money, you gradually collect it by spending less than you get, often in order to buy something you want.
• if you save time or money, you prevent the loss or waste of it.
• if you save something, you keep it because it will be needed later.
• if someone or something saves you from doing something, they do it for you or change the situation so that you do not have to do it.
• if you save yourself something difficult or unpleasant, you find a way of avoiding it.
• if a goalkeeper saves a shot, he or she prevents the ball from going into the goal. verb here but can also be used as a count noun. e.g. he made a brilliant save.
• you can use save or save for to introduce an exception to your main statement; a formal use.
• if you save up for something, you collect money by spending less than you get, in order to buy it.
save a person from
• rescue one from (danger, sin, etc...)
• pretend that everything is ok, protect a good image
• avoid being humiliated, protect one's pride
save for a rainy day
• save for a time of need
• rescue lives
save one's bacon
• save oneself, rescue oneself from a bad situation
save one's carcass ...