- an act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to God or to a divine or supernatural figure；an animal, person, or object offered in a sacrifice.
- offer or kill as a religious sacrifice；give up (something important or valued) for the sake of other considerations
verb: sacrifice, 3rd person present: sacrifices, gerund or present participle: sacrificing, past tense: sacrificed, past participle: sacrificed
noun: sacrifice, plural noun: sacrifices
- 1. an act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to God or to a divine or supernatural figure they offer sacrifices to the spirits the ancient laws of animal sacrifice 同義詞
- ▪ an animal, person, or object offered in a sacrifice. 同義詞
- ▪ an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy we must all be prepared to make sacrifices 同義詞
- ▪ Christ's offering of himself in the Crucifixion.
- ▪ the Eucharist regarded either (in Catholic terms) as a propitiatory offering of the body and blood of Christ or (in Protestant terms) as an act of thanksgiving.
- ▪ a move intended to allow the opponent to win a pawn or piece, for strategic or tactical reasons.
- ▪ a bunted ball that puts the batter out but allows a base runner or runners to advance.
- ▪ a bid made in the belief that it will be less costly to be defeated in the contract than to allow the opponents to make a contract.
- 1. offer or kill as a religious sacrifice the goat was sacrificed at the shrine 同義詞
- ▪ give up (something important or valued) for the sake of other considerations working hard doesn't mean sacrificing your social life 同義詞
- ▪ deliberately allow one's opponent to win (a pawn or piece).
- ▪ advance (a base runner) by a sacrifice.
- ▪ make a sacrifice bid.