December 27, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
sacrifice /ˈsækrəˌfaɪs/ verb
sacrifice
/ˈsækrəˌfaɪs/
verb

sacrifices; sacrificed; sacrificing

The boy is sacrificing his summer break to make money.
The boy is sacrificing his summer break to make money.
Learner's definition of SACRIFICE

1 : to give up (something that you want to keep) especially in order to get or do something else or to help someone

[+ object]

  • She's had to sacrifice a lot for her family.

  • He sacrificed his personal life in order to get ahead in his career.

  • I want to follow a diet that is healthful without sacrificing taste

[no object]

  • She was willing to suffer, sacrifice, and work for success.

2 [+ object] : to kill (a person or animal) in a religious ceremony as an offering to please a god

  • a place where people/animals were sacrificed in ancient rituals

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