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forfeitverb [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 ​tennismatch 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 ​hometeam.
(Definition of forfeit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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forfeitverb [T]

uk   /ˈfɔː.fɪt/  us   /ˈfɔːr-/

forfeitnoun [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

forfeitadjective [after verb]

uk   /ˈfɔː.fɪt/  us   /ˈfɔːr-/ formal
(Definition of forfeit from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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forfeitverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈfɔːfɪt/
LAW to ​lose the ​right to have or do something because you have not obeyed a ​rule or ​law: Over several ​years, the ​district forfeited $51 million by ​failing to ​spend the ​money within the ​deadlines set by the ​government.forfeit a claim/right (to sth/to do sth) She forfeited her ​right to ​benefits because she did not ​notify the ​authorities of her ​change in circumstances.forfeit sth to sb/sth Illegally ​shipped cigarettes will be ​seized and forfeited to the ​state.
to ​agree to give away the ​right to have or do something: A ​culture of ​longhours and ​time forfeited in favour of ​money is now becoming ​routine.

forfeitnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfɔːfɪt/ LAW
something that you ​lose the ​right to have or do because you have ​failed to obey a ​rule or ​law: Schools and their ​employeesfound in ​violation of the ​policy are ​subject to ​penalties, ​includingfines or forfeits.
(Definition of forfeit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “forfeit”
in Spanish multa…
in Vietnamese tiền phạt, vật bị mất…
in Malaysian denda…
in Thai การถูกปรับ…
in French gage…
in German die (Geld)Buße…
in Chinese (Simplified) (因违规而)丧失,被没收…
in Turkish hakkını yitirmek/kaybetmek, yoksun kalmak…
in Russian лишаться, утрачивать…
in Indonesian denda…
in Chinese (Traditional) (因違規而)喪失,被沒收…
in Polish tracić…
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