|1.||[ verb ] endure the loss of|
"He gave his life for his children" "I gave two sons to the war"
|Related terms:||release give give|
|2.||[ noun ] the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.|
|3.||[ noun ] (military) personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)|
|4.||[ verb ] kill or destroy|
"The animals were sacrificed after the experiment" "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment"
|5.||[ verb ] (business) sell at a loss|
|6.||[ noun ] a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value|
"he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"
|7.||[ verb ] (religion) make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals|
|Related terms:||offer immolate|
|8.||[ noun ] (religion) the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity|
|Related terms:||killing hecatomb immolation immolation animal|
|9.||[ noun ] (in baseball) an out that advances the base runners|
|Related terms:||putout sacrifice_fly baseball|