save from

save from (someone or something)

1. To liberate or deliver someone or something from a dangerous or threatening person, thing, place, or situation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "save" and "from." She managed to save the hostages from the gunman without anyone getting hurt. You should never worry about saving personal belongings when escaping from a fire. Just worry about yourself and your loved ones!
2. To rescue or salvage something from some potential or imminent failure. A noun or pronoun is used between "save" and "from." The massive success of their latest product saved the company from financial ruin. We'll rescue him from the sheriff when they move him from the courthouse to the county jail.
3. To cause someone to no longer have to deal with an undesirable person or situation. A noun or pronoun is used between "save" and "from." Give me a call if you need me to come save you from your parents' dinner party. My friends and I have a signal we give when one of us needs to be saved from some jerk at the bar.
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save someone or something from someone or something

to rescue someone or something from someone or something. The cop was able to save the kid from his attackers. I managed to save some old photographs from the fire.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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