"saves" in the noun sense
sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
"the goalie made a brilliant save"
"the relief pitcher got credit for a save"
"saves" in the verb sense
1. salvage, salve, relieve, save
save from ruin, destruction, or harm
2. save, preserve
to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
"She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
3. save, carry through, pull through, bring through
bring into safety
"We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack"
spend less buy at a reduced price
5. save, lay aside, save up
accumulate money for future use
"He saves half his salary"
6. save, make unnecessary
make unnecessary an expenditure or effort
"This will save money"
"I'll save you the trouble"
"This will save you a lot of time"
7. deliver, redeem, save
save from sins
8. spare, save
refrain from harming
9. save, economize, economise
spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
"This move will save money"
"The less fortunate will have to economize now"
10. keep open, hold open, keep, save
retain rights to
"keep my job for me while I give birth"
"keep my seat, please"
"keep open the possibility of a merger"
11. write, save
record data on a computer
"boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"
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