• To prevent harm or difficulty.
  • To put aside, to avoid.


  • In various sports, a block that prevents an opponent from scoring.
  • When a relief pitcher comes into a game leading by 3 points (runs) or less, and his team wins while continually being ahead.
  • A point in a professional wrestling match when one or more wrestlers run to the ring to aid a fellow wrestler who is being beaten.
  • The act, process, or result of saving data to a storage medium.
  • A saving throw.
  • An action that brings one back out of an awkward situation.


  • From Middle English saven, sauven, a borrowing from Old French sauver, from Late Latin salvo.

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