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v. make an offering to a god; sell at a loss; tolerate the loss of; surrender something for the sake of something more valuable
n. act of making an offering to a god; person or item which is offered to a god; surrender of something for the sake of something more valuable; loss caused by selling something below cost
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1. the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
(synonym) forfeit, forfeiture
(hypernym) act, human action, human activity
2. personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)
(hypernym) personnel casualty, loss
3. a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value; "he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"
4. the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
(synonym) ritual killing
(hypernym) killing, kill, putting to death
(classification) animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
5. (sacrifice) an out that advances the base runners
(hyponym) sacrifice fly
(classification) baseball, baseball game, ball
1. endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
(hypernym) release, relinquish, resign, free, give up
(verb-group) give, pay, devote
(derivation) forfeit, forfeiture
2. kill or destroy; "The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"; "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment"
(derivation) ritual killing
3. sell at a loss
4. make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals
(hypernym) offer, offer up
(derivation) ritual killing
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nm. sacrifice, act of making an offering to a god; person or item which is offered to a god; surrender of something for the sake of something more valuable; offering
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n. oběť; obětování
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