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forfeit

verb [T] uk   /ˈfɔː.fɪt/  us   /ˈfɔːr-/
to lose the right to do or have something because you have broken a rule: If you cancel now, you forfeit your deposit. These people have forfeited the right to live in society.

forfeit

noun [C] uk   /ˈfɔː.fɪt/  us   /ˈfɔːr-/
something that you have lost the right to do or have because you have broken a rulepay a forfeit to give up something, especially in a game

forfeit

adjective [after verb] uk   /ˈfɔː.fɪt/  us   /ˈfɔːr-/ formal
taken away from someone as a punishment
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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