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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: sacrifice, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Daut Dauti analyzes for Dnevnik that the Europeans have shown to be whizzes: first they sacrificed us to see whether we would drown in our own puddle and when they saw that we are capable of doing this, they did the true thing: they took us thirsty across the water but for general pleasure.