sacrifice-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: surrender, give for a specific purpose

He has sacrificed his job and his family's comfort in the struggle to uphold truth.
He sacrificed a bishop, two rooks and his queen to deliver checkmate.
I will never think of sacrificing her happiness to ambition.

VerbNet: contribute-13.2-1-1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: sacrifice.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 4

Sense Number 2: sell at a loss

Storekeepers sacrificed their merchandise at half-price to unburden themselves.
He sacrificed his stock and paid off his debt.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3