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save up

Accumulate something for a particular purpose, as in Jan had been saving up her allowance for a new bicycle. [ First half of 1800s ]
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  • Did any fools work and save up so we could take life soft and easy?

    A Virginia Scout Hugh Pendexter
  • But what if I were to begin to save up my money for my expenses, so I could pay part?

    Teddy: Her Book Anna Chapin Ray
  • It would enable him to contribute more to the support of the family, and save up money besides.

    Paul the Peddler Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • "I've half a mind to save up and get one," he said suddenly.

    Paul and the Printing Press Sara Ware Bassett
  • And it will take so long before I can save up money enough to get a new doll.

    Wreaths of Friendship T. S. Arthur and F. C. Woodworth
  • This is the sort of thing,” I said to myself, “to save up for Holloway or Pentonville.

    Diary of a Pilgrimage Jerome K. Jerome
  • "I'll begin to save up," said Mr. Tredgold, with a lightness which was not lost upon Miss Drewitt.

  • Now, if you're smart you can make a dollar a day easy, and save up part of it.

    Fame and Fortune Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • An' if you don't let me alone I'll save up my pottet-money an' buy a tapir.

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