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sacrifice

2 verb
     
Related topics: Religion
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1 [transitive] to willingly stop having something you want or doing something you like in order to get something more important
sacrifice something for something
A Labour government chose to sacrifice defence for welfare.
sacrifice something to do something
He sacrificed a promising career to look after his kids.
sacrifice yourself (for something)
mothers who sacrifice themselves for their children
2 [intransitive and transitive]RR to kill an animal or person and offer them to a god in a religious ceremony

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