1 giving sth up
ADJ. considerable, enormous, great, heavy, real | financial, personal | heroic | supreme, ultimate Soldiers who die for their country have made the supreme sacrifice.
VERB + SACRIFICE make
2 part of a ceremony
ADJ. animal, human | religious, ritual | blood | pagan
VERB + SACRIFICE perform | offer (sth as)
PREP. ~ to Food and wine were offered as sacrifices to the gods.
VERB + SACRIFICE be obliged to, have to | be prepared to, be willing to She was prepared to sacrifice having a family in order to pursue her career.
PREP. for soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country
PHRASES sacrifice sth for the sake of sth Comfort has been sacrificed for the sake of improved performance.