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

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  1. 1
    to save property or possessions from a building that has been damaged or destroyed in a fire, flood, etc.
    Terrified residents tried desperately to salvage belongings from their devastated homes.
  2. 2
    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.
    salvage your pride (=remain proud by achieving something despite many failures): France salvaged some pride with a victory over Ireland in Paris.

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