sacrifice (someone or something) to (someone or something else)

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sacrifice (someone or something) to (someone or something else)

1. To make a sacrificial offering of someone or something to some being, deity, or power. The tribe selects someone each year and sacrifices them to the gods. In burning our material possessions, we sacrifice that which binds us to the mortal world to the unknowable forces of eternity.
2. To give up, relinquish, or surrender someone or something in order to do something. He sacrificed a lot of career opportunities to follow his dream of moving to Japan. I sacrificed the best years of my life to raise you kids!
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sacrifice someone or something to someone or something

to make an offering of or give up someone or something to someone or some power. The high priest prepared to sacrifice the prisoner to the gods. I sacrificed a lot of money to a fancy lifestyle.
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The ritual highlights Bahrain's unique heritage and teaches children to sacrifice something to which they have become attached to.
"Everyone has to sacrifice something to help someone else," said Sathyapalan.
Thirdly, and a bit scarily for most material oriented players, you probably will have to sacrifice something to break through your opponent's defences.
Munaff, an Indian running an IT business, said it feels good to sacrifice something to make workers happy.
"You sacrifice something to live a passion," says Jill, a retired Eugene elementary school teacher and 1968 UO graduate, sitting with her husband in the living room of their Coburg home.
Summary: Everyone has to sacrifice something to earn a living.
"It was tough at the same time I had to look after the business and you have to sacrifice something to gain something.
"The developer has to sacrifice something to get the ministry's approval and I believe that the shops could be their only choice, unless they want to reduce the numbers of villas," he said.
"But they should sacrifice something to convince the voters just how bad things are."
As a result, the consumer pendulum will swing from being willing to pay more for some gain, such as convenience, to being willing to sacrifice something to save money.
The players here have to sacrifice something to be proud to be here.
Cairns added: "With family being first and cricket and business second, I had to sacrifice something to get the balance in my life.
We all come from different backgrounds, and we all had to sacrifice something to run as a team.'
It shows he is prepared to sacrifice something to play first-team football, which is marvellous."