ADJ. brilliant, excellent, fine, good, great, outstanding, spectacular, superb | crucial, important, vital | diving | one-handed
VERB + SAVE bring off, make, pull off Casillas made some spectacular saves.
PREP. ~ by/from some great saves from both keepers
1 keep sb/sth safe
VERB + SAVE be able/unable to, can/could, may, might (just) It's a trick that might just save us from total disaster. | help (to) She helped save my career. | battle to, try to Doctors battled to save the little boy's life. | manage to We managed to save the animals from being put down.
PREP. from They saved the paintings from destruction.
PHRASES an attempt/effort to save sth a last, desperate attempt to save his marriage | a battle/bid/campaign to save sth
2 not spend money
VERB + SAVE try to | manage to
PREP. for I'm trying to save up for my holiday.
3 in football/hockey
PREP. from The goalie saved brilliantly from Johnson's long-range shot.