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sake

noun
 
 
/seɪk/
for the sake of sth B2 for this reason or purpose: For the sake of convenience, they combined the two departments. For safety's sake, you shouldn't swim alone.Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason
for the sake of sb B2 in order to help or please someone: He begged her to stay for the sake of the children.Helping and co-operatingConnecting words which introduce a cause or reason
for God's/goodness/heaven's, etc sake something you say when you are angry about something: For heaven's sake, stop moaning!InterjectionsSounds used as interjectionsExpressions of anger
Translations of “sake”
in Spanish por, por motivo de, por el bien de…
in French dans l’intérêt de qqn, pour l’amour de…
in German zuliebe, um…willen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 日本清酒…
in Chinese (Traditional) 日本清酒…
(Definition of sake from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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