sacrifice one's life

Definition of sacrifice one's life

  1. :  to die in order to help someone else They sacrificed their lives for their country.

Word by Word Definitions

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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