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verb [transitive] American English pronunciation: salvage /ˈsælvɪdʒ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theysalvage
he/she/itsalvages
present participlesalvaging
past tensesalvaged
past participlesalvaged

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    to succeed in achieving something in a situation or action that has been a failure

    He had put a lot of effort into trying to salvage their relationship.

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