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sacrifice

 
Noun sacrifice has 5 senses
  1. forfeit, forfeiture, sacrifice - the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
    --1 is a kind of act, human action, human activity
    Derived form: verb sacrifice1
  2. sacrifice - personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)
    --2 is a kind of
    personnel casualty, loss
  3. sacrifice - a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value; "he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"
    --3 is a kind of
    loss
    Derived form: verb sacrifice3
  4. sacrifice, ritual killing - the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
    --4 is a kind of killing, kill, putting to death
    --4 has particulars: hecatomb; immolation
    Derived forms: verb sacrifice4, verb sacrifice2
  5. sacrifice - (sacrifice) an out that advances the base runners
    --5 is a kind of
    putout
    --5 has particulars: sacrifice fly
Verb sacrifice has 4 senses
  1. sacrifice, give - endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
    --1 is one way to release, relinquish, resign, free, give up
    Derived form: noun sacrifice1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  2. sacrifice - kill or destroy; "The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"; "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment"
    --2 is one way to
    kill
    Derived form: noun sacrifice4
    Sample sentence:
    They want to sacrifice the prisoners
  3. sacrifice - sell at a loss
    --3 is one way to
    sell
    Derived form: noun sacrifice3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. sacrifice - make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals
    --4 is one way to
    offer, offer up
    Derived forms: noun sacrifice4, noun sacrificer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
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