save someone's life
Definition of save someone's life
1 : to stop (someone) from dying or being killed : to rescue (someone) who is in terrible danger She thanked the firefighters who saved her life.
2 informal : to help (someone) in an important way —often used to thank someone for his or her help Thanks for covering for me. You really saved my life.
Word by Word Definitions
: to deliver from sin
: to rescue or deliver from danger or harm
: to preserve or guard from injury, destruction, or loss
: a play that prevents an opponent from scoring or winning
: the action of a relief pitcher in baseball in successfully protecting a team's lead
: official credit for a save
: other than : but, except
: except for the fact that : only
: but, except
: some person : somebody
: the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body
: a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings
: an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction
: of or relating to animate being
: using a living model
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