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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 Spanish multa…
in French gage…
in German die (Geld)Buße…
in Chinese (Traditional) (因違規而)喪失,被沒收…
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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