to save one's life


to save one's life
[with modal and negative] even if one's life were to depend on it

she couldn't stop crying now to save her life


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • To lose one's life — Life Life (l[imac]f), n.; pl. {Lives} (l[imac]vz). [AS. l[imac]f; akin to D. lijf body, G. leib body, MHG. l[imac]p life, body, OHG. l[imac]b life, Icel. l[imac]f, life, body, Sw. lif, Dan. liv, and E. live, v. [root]119. See {Live}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • give one's life — 1 he would give his life for her: DIE (TO SAVE), lay down one s life, sacrifice oneself, offer one s life. 2 he gave his life to the company: DEDICATE ONESELF, devote oneself, give oneself, surrender oneself. → life …   Useful english dictionary

  • give one's life — 1) he would give his life for her Syn: die for, lay down one s life for, sacrifice oneself for, offer one s life for, die to save 2) he gave his life to the company Syn: dedicate oneself, devote oneself, give oneself, surrender oneself …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • life — or get a life [līf] n. pl. lives [ME < OE līf, akin to ON líf, life, Ger leib, body < IE base * leibh , to LIVE1] 1. that property or quality of plants and animals that distinguishes them from inorganic matter or dead organisms; specif.,… …   English World dictionary

  • save — {{11}}save (n.) in the sports sense of act of preventing opponent from scoring, 1890, from SAVE (Cf. save) (v.). {{12}}save (prep.) c.1300, from SAFE (Cf. safe) (q.v.), paralleling evolution in O.Fr. sauf safe, prepositional use of the adj., in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Life extension — refers to an increase in maximum or average lifespan, especially in humans, by slowing down or reversing the processes of aging. Average lifespan is determined by vulnerability to accidents and age related afflictions such as cancer or… …   Wikipedia


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