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forfeit

verb [T]  us   /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
noun [C/U]  us   /ˈfɔr·fət, -fɪt/
[C] Throwing objects on the field, the umpire said, would result in the forfeit of the game by the home team.
Translations of “forfeit”
in Vietnamese tiền phạt, vật bị mất…
in Spanish multa…
in Thai การถูกปรับ…
in Malaysian denda…
in French gage…
in German die (Geld)Buße…
in Chinese (Traditional) (因違規而)喪失,被沒收…
in Indonesian denda…
in Russian лишаться, утрачивать…
in Turkish hakkını yitirmek/kaybetmek, yoksun kalmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (因违规而)丧失,被没收…
in Polish tracić…
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