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noun sacrifice pronunciation in British English /ˈsækrɪfaɪs/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the act of giving up something important or valuable so that you or other people can do or have something else

    Most of the speeches on D-Day will focus on the sacrifice of the World War II generation.

    make sacrifices:

    Making sacrifices is part of bringing up children.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the act of killing a person or animal as part of a ceremony to honour a god or spirit

    Animal sacrifice is an important ritual in this religion.

  3. 3
    [countable] in baseball, an occasion when someone hits the ball so that a runner can move ahead to the next base, even though the person hitting the ball is then out


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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