Definition of Save up

1. Verb. Accumulate money for future use. "They save up their grandchild with money"; "He saves half his salary"

Exact synonyms: Lay Aside, Save
Specialized synonyms: Cache, Hive Up, Hoard, Lay Away, Squirrel Away, Stash
Derivative terms: Savings

Definition of Save up

1. Verb. (transitive and intransitive) To accumulate money, especially for a specific, planned expenditure. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Save Up

save as
save down
save face
save one's breath
save point
save points
save slot
save slots
save someone's bacon
save someone's skin
save state
save the day
save up (current term)
save vs.
saved game
saved games
saved up(p)

Literary usage of Save up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1896)
"I'll save up for your sake.' ' I do not want you to save up,' she answered with that faint tone of maternal care which is never wanting in a woman's love. ..."

2. Educational Foundations (1916)
"ALL: Let's save up our pennies for her right away. Good-bye; good-bye. (Children depart for home ... ELIZABETH: Fifty-five cents is all I could save up. ..."

3. Howitt's Journal by William Howitt, Mary Botham Howitt (1848)
"But the savings'-bank—the workman is advised to save up for the future. ... To save up for oneself alone, is to act distrustfully towards one's fellow men ..."

4. Four-H Home Conservation Guide: A Collection of Hands-On Projects DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Gl YES UNO save up to $10 a month. *27. If you have a manual defrost ... O YES O NO By defrosting whenever ice builds up to 3/4" you can save up to $25/year ..."

5. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1919)
"... said: "Every man wants to join them—to save up three or four dollars to buy revolvers to shoot every policeman down; he says he wants every workingman ..."

6. Music: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and by William Smythe Babcock Mathews (1900)
"But I find myself at the end of my money und I am at loss whether it would be better for me to teach one or two years and save up money enough to go on with ..."

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