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To give away (something valuable) for the purpose of gaining something else
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“In order to save her kingdom, she will have to sacrifice her freedom, her heart, and maybe even her life.”
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To offer as a religious sacrifice
“It was considered good manners, and a vital part of showing respect, to sacrifice a goat before an ox.”
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To give something towards a cause
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To shun or shy away from
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Hit half-heartedly
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Throw under the bus
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Undersell
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To refuse to admit the truth or existence of
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To leave behind
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To abandon or discontinue (a course of action or study)
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To murder or assassinate someone
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To cease to have or retain something
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An animal, person, or object offered in the act of sacrifice
“Stassen observes that pigs were used as a sacrifice to Roman gods.”
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An act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to a deity
“The practice of santeria involves healing rituals, spirit possession, and animal sacrifice.”
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Something offered as an atonement or penance
“An offering was made to the gods as a sacrifice for the wrong-doings of the tribe.”
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An act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else
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“You may crave junk foods, but that is a sacrifice you must make in order to lose weight.”
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A loss or cost incurred, especially for the benefit of something or someone
“Many of today's convenient shipping timelines come at a great sacrifice to our environment.”
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A person who is chosen to be punished or sacrificed
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Abstinence from the consumption of alcohol
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Expression to attain peace
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Caught baseball but someone scores
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An amount of money lost by a business, organization or person
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One who willingly sacrifices their life for adhering openly to one's beliefs
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(biblical, the Passion) The suffering of Jesus during his crucifixion
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