loss or giving up of sth of value, especially for what is believed to be a good purpose
offering of sth valuable, often a slaughtered animal, to a god
such an offering; thing offered in this way
give or offer (sth) as a sacrifice to a god
give up as a sacrifice
sell at a loss
"he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"
"He gave his life for his children"
"I gave two sons to the war"
"The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"
"The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment"
The river could be persuaded not to flood by the sacrifice of a black goat.
出自： J. G. Farrell
The Spartans..sacrificed horses to him.
出自： J. G. Frazer
He decided to sacrifice a trip for a new house.
He sacrificed a promising career for a momentary fancy.
They sacrificed their lives for the sake of freedom.