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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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A small effort on our part can make a difference, and potentially save someone from falling victim to heat stroke.
Would you like to do something really, really important and possibly in the process save someone from certain death?
But as anyone with experience of patients with severe mental health problems can testify, there are only so many times you can save someone from themselves.
"We are running to save someone from a bus because that is actually us winning the game.
What will I do should I find myself in a situation where I need to save someone from drowning?
And he is delighted to have raised such a huge amount, in the hope his efforts could one day help save someone from the same heartached he has suffered.
"If I can save a bit here or there it might save someone from losing their job.
I respect your beliefs but would Satan save someone from a fire?
But colleague William Barron revealed his pal tells girls he got his scars because he was bitten by sharks while saving a child - or that he tried to save someone from a burning building.
"To save someone from being another statistic in crime - these meetings can change an offender's life."
"Residential care can often feel like a daunting step - but it can save someone from not only the day-to-day tasks which have become difficult, but also from feelings of loneliness and isolation".
Clair Gurteen, 39, a psychiatric nurse, of Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, said: "In my line of work you help save lots of lives but I've never done anything like save someone from drowning.
Sometimes you just can't save someone from themselves."
They can come forward, name their attackers, see them face justice - and maybe save someone from the horror.
Everyone has the potential to save someone from a premature death, so carry a donor card.