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forfeit

verb [T]  /ˈfɔr·fɪt/ us  
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
noun [C/U]  /ˈfɔr·fət, -fɪt/ us  
[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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