give/sacrifice one's life

Definition of give/sacrifice one's life

  1. :  to do something that results in one's death She gave/sacrificed her life for her country.

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

sacrificeplay
  1. :  an act of offering to a deity something precious

    :  the killing of a victim on an altar

    :  something offered in sacrifice

  1. :  to offer as a sacrifice

    :  to suffer loss of, give up, renounce, injure, or destroy especially for an ideal, belief, or end

    :  to sell at a loss

lifeplay
  1. :  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

    :  a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

    :  an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model


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