give/sacrifice one's life

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of give/sacrifice one's life

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

Word by Word Definitions

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

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

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

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

  2. : something offered in sacrifice

  3. : destruction or surrender of something for the sake of something else

  1. : to offer as a sacrifice

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

  3. : to sell at a loss

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

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

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

  1. : of or relating to animate being

  2. : lifelong

  3. : using a living model


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