verb (sacrific, ing)
- Something sacrificed.
- (baseball) A play in which the batter is intentionally out in order that runners can advance around the bases.
- To offer as a gift to a deity.
- To give away more or less altruistically something valuable to get at least a possibility to gain something else of value (such as self-respect, trust, love, freedom, prosperity), or to avoid an even greater loss.
Etymology: From Latin sacrificium, the noun sacrifice, from the verb sacrificare, from sacer, sacred, + -ficium, deed, from the verb facere, do or make.
- "If you trade a penny for a dollar, it is not a , if you trade a dollar for a penny, it is." - From the book Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
- "Don't you break my heart / 'Cause I to make you happy." - From the song Baby Don't You Do It by Marvin Gaye
- "God sacrificed His only-begotten Son, so that all people might have eternal life."
- (Chess) To intentionally give up a piece in order to improve one's position on the board.
- (baseball) To advance a runner on base by bat, batting the ball so it can be caught or fielded, placing the batter out, but with insufficient time to put the runner out.
- To sell without profit.
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