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sacrifice

US [ˈsækrɪˌfaɪs]
UK [ˈsækrɪfaɪs]
  • n.牺牲;祭祀;祭品;祭献
  • v.牺牲;献出;以(人或动物)作祭献
  • Web赵氏孤儿;奉献;献祭
Plural Form:sacrifices  Present Participle:sacrificing  Past Tense:sacrificed  
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n.
1.
[c][u]
牺牲;舍弃the fact of giving up sth important or valuable to you in order to get or do sth that seems more important; sth that you give up in this way
The makers of the product assured us that there had been no sacrifice of quality.
这一产品的制造商向我们保证说他们没有牺牲质量。
Her parents made sacrifices so that she could have a good education.
为了让她受良好的教育,她的父母作了很多牺牲。
to make the final/supreme sacrifice(= to die for your country, to save a friend, etc.)
牺牲生命
2.
[c][u]
~ (to sb)
祭献;祭祀;祭献的牲畜;祭品the act of offering sth to a god, especially an animal that has been killed in a special way; an animal, etc. that is offered in this way
They offered sacrifices to the gods.
他们向众神献上祭品。
a human sacrifice(= a person killed as a sacrifice )
用作祭品的人
v.
1.
[t]
牺牲;献出to give up sth that is important or valuable to you in order to get or do sth that seems more important for yourself or for another person
She sacrificed everything for her children.
她为子女牺牲了一切。
The designers have sacrificed speed for fuel economy.
设计者为节省燃料牺牲了速度。
Would you sacrifice a football game to go out with a girl?
你愿意放弃一场足球赛,去跟一个女孩子约会吗?
2.
[t][i]
~ (sb/sth)
以(人或动物)作祭献to kill an animal or a person and offer it or them to a god, in order to please the god

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