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sacrifice

verb [ T]
 
 
/ˈsækrɪfaɪs/
to choose not to do or have something useful or important, in order to have something that is more important: We offer free advice to older people on the best way of paying for care fees without sacrificing savings and other personal assets.sacrifice sth for sth I was prepared to sacrifice my career for my family and my personal life.sacrifice sth to do sth He sacrificed his position as CEO in order to keep the company going.
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