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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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Start the game slowly with patient play out from the back, go a goal or two down then produce a barnstorming finish which may or may not have been enough to save something from the match.
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A few conservationists are trying to save something from the wreckage, but in a city where money is king, it may be too late.
The Argentinean was then binned for a professional foul as the Ospreys tried to save something from the game.
It was left to Buxton regulars Yvonne Howard, James Rutherford, and Donald Maxwell to save something from the wreckage.
As always with Boltanski, the image seemed a sort of relic, the precarious yield of an attempt to save something from the oblivion signified by the darkness or, at best, the half-light into which the work was plunged.
A GOOD easterly blow could still save something from the ruins of the cod season for East coast shore anglers - but time is running out fast.
Now Arsenal can save something from the Vieira affair and be left with around pounds 20m.
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