save up

This page is about the phrasal verb save up.

Meaning: to put something aside for the future

For example:

  • save up for sth My daughter is saving up for a new mobile phone. She's already got fifty dollars.

  • save up sth Mike is saving up his days off so he can take an extra week's vacation at Christmas.

Quick Quiz:

Tim's saving up for a new computer, so he

a. doesn't keep much money

b. doesn't spend much money

c. doesn't earn much money

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