sacrifice  

  • Definition of sacrifice

    • (n): (sacrifice) an out that advances the base runners  
    • (n): the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.  
    • (n): the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity  
    • (n): personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)  
    • (n): a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value; "he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"  
    • (v): kill or destroy; "The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"; "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment"  
    • (v): make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals  
    • (v): endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"  
    • (v): sell at a loss  

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