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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We've got a beautiful region here in the North East, but there's an army of ideologues who'd sacrifice us to pander to their outdated dogma.
"They are ready to sacrifice us to avoid tarnishing their image." -Additional reporting by agencies and Daily News Egypt.
"If this president has to sacrifice us to get elected, he will sacrifice us.