Bedeutung von “sacrifice” im Essential American English Dictionary

sacrifice

verb us /ˈsæk·rəˌfɑɪs/ present participle sacrificing, past tense and past participle sacrificed

to stop having something good in order to achieve something:

There are thousands of men ready to sacrifice / their lives for their country.

to kill an animal and offer it to a god in a religious ceremony

(Definition von “sacrifice verb” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)