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    dug in to salvage

    He also completed 12,000 runs in tests before being dismissed for 88. Tendulkar missed out on the record in the first test in Bangalore, where he dug in to salvage a draw on the final day.

    I know salvage means "to make better", but I cannot understand what is "dug in to salvage".

    Could you explain that to me?

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    Re: dug in to salvage

    To salvage can also mean to rescue from near-certain loss. You have heard of "salvage operations" on sunken ships, for example.

    To dig in can mean to really try hard, to give it another extraordinary effort.

    If the writer had used a comma (not necessary, technically, but if he had, none the less), it would be much clearer:

    He dug in, to salvage a draw on the final day.

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