save(redirected from save (one's) breath)
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To except, reserve, or exempt; as where a statute saves vested—fixed—rights. To toll, or suspend the running or operation of; as, to save the Statute of Limitations.
saveconjunction bar, barring, besides, but for, excepting, lacking, leaving out, not including, short of, without
savepreposition but, except, exclusive of, less, minus
save(Conserve), verb hold, keep safe, preserve, redeem, salvage
save(Hold back), verb economize, hoard, keep, reserve, retain
save(Rescue), verb avert, defend, fend off, give salvaaion, help, liberate, protect, safeguard, shield
See also: conserve, deposit, extricate, free, fund, garner, glean, hold, keep, maintain, perpetuate, possess, preserve, prolong, protect, release, remedy, renew, rescue, reserve, retain, shelter, store, sustain, unless