phonetic symbol: / sǽkrəfàɪs / 

sacrifice - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ (baseball) an out that advances the base runners

[ noun ]
■ the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
forfeit , forfeiture

[ noun ]
■ the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
ritual killing

[ noun ]
■ personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)

[ noun ]
■ a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value
・he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice

[ verb ]
■ kill or destroy
・The animals were sacrificed after the experiment
・The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment

[ verb ]
■ make a sacrifice of
■ in religious rituals

[ verb ]
■ endure the loss of

[ verb ]
■ sell at a loss

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