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Save

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.

save

conjunction bar, barring, besides, but for, excepting, lacking, leaving out, not including, short of, without

save

preposition 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
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On the quarter hour Matthew Cairns broke free and only some excellent defending from Mathieson saved the situation.
A Brazilian Frost in 1956 saved the situation temporarily.
What saved the situation was that Daniel won pounds 10,000 on a radio show quiz and the money paid for a romantic cruise in June.
A timely intervention by the police, however, saved the situation taking an ugly turn.
However, the policemen saved the situation from the getting more violent.
We were running out of time and I hope we have saved the situation.