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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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It was the second time John has saved someone from a fire.
Mr Parry said: "Last week he saved someone from killing herself.
It was the second time Eric Gillard, head doorman at the Chelsea nightclub in New Brighton, has saved someone from rough seas.
"It's also saved a marriage, saved an injury or at the very least saved someone from more years of frustration and devaluing their home!" So start loving your home - you know it makes sense!