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English definition of “forfeit”


verb [T]    /ˈfɔr·fɪt/
to give up or lose something because you cannot do something that the rules or the law says you must do: She had to forfeit the tennis match after she fell and hurt her wrist . forfeit    /ˈfɔr·fət, -fɪt/ noun [C/U] [C] Throwing objects on the field , the umpire said, would result in the forfeit of the game by the home team .
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