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verb sacrifice pronunciation in British English /ˈsækrɪfaɪs/
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I/you/we/theysacrifice
he/she/itsacrifices
present participlesacrificing
past tensesacrificed
past participlesacrificed
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    [transitive] to give up something important or valuable so that you or other people can do or have something else
    sacrifice something to do something: She sacrificed her career to bring up the children.
    sacrifice something for something: Would you sacrifice some of your salary for more holiday time?

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