save

save save [seɪv] verb
1. also save something → up [intransitive, transitive] FINANCE to keep or collect money to use later, especially when you gradually add more money over a period of time:

• She saves £200 a month from her salary.

• We want to increase incentives to work, save, and invest.

save for

• I'm saving up for a new car.

save to do something

• After three years he had saved up enough to fly to Australia.

2. [transitive] to use less money, time, energy etc, so that you do not waste any:

• The Bank expects to save $1.4 million a year with the job cuts.

• new energy-saving technology

save somebody something

• An experienced tax professional can save you time and trouble.

3. [intransitive, transitive] COMPUTING to make a computer keep the work that you have done in its permanent memory:

• You transfer information to permanent disk storage by saving your file.

• Don't forget to save every few minutes.

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save UK US /seɪv/ verb [I or T]
FINANCE to keep money so that you can use it in the future: save (up) for sth »

They are saving for a deposit on a house.

save (sth) to do sth »

His father saved enough money to open a grocery store.

to avoid using or wasting something such as time, money, or effort: »

save energy/money/time

»

By combining those operations, the organizations will save $1.5 million annually.

save sb sth »

Thanks for your help - it saved me a lot of work.

»

The upgraded bond ratings could save the city $10 million.

save on sth »

If people do not want paper billing, we save on mailing costs.

IT to put information on a computer onto a computer disk: save sth to sth »

Save the file to the hard disk.

save sth as sth »

The plug-in lets you save files as MP3s.

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When you are working on the computer, make sure that you save regularly.

save (sb's) face — Cf. save sb's face

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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