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forfeit

1 forfeit /ˈfoɚfət/ verb
forfeits; forfeited; forfeiting
1 forfeit
/ˈfoɚfət/
verb
forfeits; forfeited; forfeiting
Learner's definition of FORFEIT
: to lose or give up (something) as a punishment or because of a rule or law(因违法违规而)丧失,被罚,被剥夺
[+ object]
[no object]
2 forfeit /ˈfoɚfət/ noun
plural forfeits
2 forfeit
/ˈfoɚfət/
noun
plural forfeits
Learner's definition of FORFEIT
: something that is lost or given up as punishment or because of a rule or law罚金;罚没物
[count]
usually singular通常用单数
[noncount]
3 forfeit /ˈfoɚfət/ adjective
3 forfeit
/ˈfoɚfət/
adjective
Learner's definition of FORFEIT
not used before a noun formal
: given up or taken away as a punishment or because of a rule or law被没收;被罚没
IELTS BNC: 11357 COCA: 12633

forfeit

1 of 3

noun

for·​feit ˈfȯr-fət How to pronounce forfeit (audio)
1
: something forfeited or subject to being forfeited (as for a crime, offense, or neglect of duty) : penalty
They were required to pay a forfeit.
2
: forfeiture especially of civil rights
3
a
: something deposited (as for making a mistake in a game) and then redeemed on payment of a fine
b
forfeits plural : a game in which forfeits are exacted

forfeit

2 of 3

verb

forfeited; forfeiting; forfeits

transitive verb

1
: to lose or lose the right to especially by some error, offense, or crime
2
: to subject to confiscation as a forfeit
also : abandon, give up
forfeitable adjective
forfeiter noun

forfeit

3 of 3

adjective

: forfeited or subject to forfeiture

Example Sentences

Noun the forfeit for each baseball player involved in the brawl was $5,000 Verb He forfeited his right to a trial by jury. They didn't have enough players, so they ended up having to forfeit.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
He was told his hair covering didn’t conform to the rule book, so he was asked to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit. Noel Cody, Essence, 19 Aug. 2022 The celebrated ‘’Disco Demolition Night’' results in a forfeit to the Detroit Tigers. Chicago Tribune, 26 June 2022 Since the forfeit, the Sun Devils have lost their last four games. oregonlive, 1 Mar. 2022 The Lavaca Lady Golden Arrows advanced in the 2A-4 district tournament after being awarded a forfeit over Future School of Fort Smith, which played an ineligible player in Tuesday's 50-37 win over Lavaca. Arkansas Online, 18 Feb. 2022 St Edward has made just one stop in the Crosstown Showdown, which turned into a St. Edward forfeit due to an ineligible player. Alex Harrison, The Enquirer, 18 Aug. 2022 Soon, inebriation took over, a riot ensued, arrests were made, and the Texas Rangers won by forfeit. Marc Bona, cleveland, 1 June 2022 So the first-round 2A playoff game goes down as a forfeit, and No. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 6 Nov. 2021 Heinz said the game will stand as a forfeit with No. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Oct. 2021
Verb
The floor is Chicago having to forfeit all home games due to Soldier Field turf monster being deemed unplayable. Daniel Kohn, SPIN, 7 Sep. 2022 School officials believed they'd be forced to forfeit the games in the first semester, but that Wallace would be eligible for everything after. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Mar. 2022 Seton Hall and DePaul were both forced to forfeit their scheduled games Monday against St. John’s and Creighton, respectively, because pandemic protocols left them with an insufficient number of players. Jared Diamond, WSJ, 21 Dec. 2021 In addition, the Spirit had to forfeit two games in September because of an outbreak of the coronavirus on the team. Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2021 The Raiders did not play their first two games and were forced to forfeit those games due to COVID-19 issues. oregonlive, 17 Sep. 2021 Washington also had to forfeit a match against OL Reign over the weekend. BostonGlobe.com, 16 Sep. 2021 Wenonah, which had to forfeit the first two games of the season because of COVID protocols, fell to 1-4 on the season, 0-2 in Region play and has scored only 13 points. Bill Lumpkin Iii, al, 9 Sep. 2021 The National Football League said in July that teams with COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated players will have to forfeit any games that can’t be rescheduled during the conference’s regular season. Abigail Abrams, Time, 27 Aug. 2021
Adjective
Any portion of any prize not used by any winner is forfeit and no cash substitute will be offered or permitted. Ariel Cheung, chicagotribune.com, 20 Oct. 2021 By then, players were desperate to leave, willing to cover their own expenses, forfeit paychecks and risk potential lawsuits for breach of contract. Ben Cohen And Louise Radnofsky, WSJ, 8 Mar. 2022 A day after it was announced that the University of Houston couldn't play its American Athletic Conference opener against Cincinnati because of COVID-19 issues within its program, the conference changed its forfeit policy. Matt Young, Chron, 27 Dec. 2021 The final points for the Pointers came with Gab Dorsey being awarded a forfeit win at 120. Baltimore Sun Staff, baltimoresun.com, 12 Feb. 2022 Houston was to be assessed a forfeit loss, but those results weren't reflected on the AAC website as of Saturday. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 2 Jan. 2022 Tuesday, the Big Ten revised its COVID-19 forfeit policy. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 30 Dec. 2021 College basketball has also seen the impact of the virus, with dozens of teams forced to cancel or forfeit games. Matt Murschel, orlandosentinel.com, 21 Dec. 2021 Others receiving votes: Priceville (8-1) 5, Bibb County (8-2) 4, Oneonta (9-1) 4. *--Record includes two forfeit losses. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, 27 Oct. 2021 See More

Word History

Etymology

Noun, Verb, and Adjective

Middle English forfait, from Anglo-French, from past participle of forfaire, forsfaire to commit a crime, forfeit, from fors outside (from Latin foris) + faire to do, from Latin facere — more at forum, do

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of forfeit was in the 14th century
IELTS BNC: 11357 COCA: 12633
IELTS BNC: 11357 COCA: 12633
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