Verb: sacrifice 'sa-kru,fIs
Noun: sacrifice 'sa-kru,fIs
- Endure the loss of
"He sacrificed his life for his children";
- Kill or destroy
"The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"; "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment"
- Sell at a loss
- Make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals
- The act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
- forfeit, forfeiture
- Personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)
- A loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value
"he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"
- The act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
- ritual killing
- (baseball) an out that advances the base runners
Derived forms: sacrificed, sacrifices, sacrificing
Type of: act, deed, flog [Brit], free, give up, human action, human activity, kill, killing, loss, offer, offer up, personnel casualty, putout, putting to death, release, relinquish, resign, sell