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Definitionto lose or surrender something — often as a penalty
More rarely, forfeit is used as a noun to reference that which was lost or surrendered.
- We had to forfeit the deposit.
forfeit = to lose or surrender something — often as a penalty
- The team was half an hour late and had to forfeit the game.
- What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?Mark 8:36 (NIV)
- the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time
- The Patriots had to forfeit a first round draft pick because they were caught videotaping the defensive signals of the New York Jets.
- A king's wrath is like the roar of a lion; he who angers him forfeits his life.Proverbs 20:2 (NIV)
- My father's opinion of me does me the greatest honour, and I should be miserable to forfeit it.Jane Austen -- Pride and Prejudice
- The big game had been forfeited, and everyone in the entire school was miserable.Dav Pilkey -- Captain Underpants (# 1)
- His life is forfeit to me.C.S. Lewis -- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
- Well, they better start now or else they's gonna forfeit,W. William Winokur -- The Perfect Game
- Why, I am sure, if he forfeit, thou wilt not take his flesh:William Shakespeare -- The Merchant of Venice
- Your brother is a forfeit of the law, And you but waste your words.William Shakespeare -- Measure for Measure
- The team decided to forfeit the next two games and to dedicate the rest of the season to Rob and to try to win the title as a tribute to him.Sharon M. Draper -- Tears of a Tiger
- He had forfeited me over, hadn't he?Sue Monk Kidd -- The Secret Life of Bees
- He knew that his life was almost forfeit.James Dashner -- The Kill Order
- You have forfeited your right to a quick death, the giant snarled.Rick Riordan -- The House of Hades
- But changing even one of her friends' actions meant that Mrs. Livingston's life might have been forfeited, in place of Yetta's or Jane's.Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Uprising
- Go, try your spurs on His Majesty, see how deep they dig when your limbs are in irons and your head is forfeit.Orson Scott Card -- Red Prophet
- And can you tell me what I have done to forfeit your love?Henrik Ibsen -- A Doll's House
- My body was completely vulnerable to Patch, all my strength and freedom forfeited as he took possession of me.Becca Fitzpatrick -- Hush, Hush
forfeited = lost due to not being there to play
forfeit = lost or surrendered
forfeit = lose the game (as a penalty)
forfeit = loses by not paying
forfeit = lost (as a penalty)
forfeit = lose or surrender something