save someone's life

Definition of save someone's life

  1. 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. 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

saveplay
  1. :  to deliver from sin

    :  to rescue or deliver from danger or harm

    :  to preserve or guard from injury, destruction, or loss

  1. :  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

  1. :  other than :  but, except

  1. :  except for the fact that :  only

    :  but, except

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

lifeplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model


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