verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for forfeit
However, there’s also a distinct danger in taking too short a ride, because if you’re not satisfied when you return, you might be tempted to take a much longer ride the next day, thus forfeiting any time you may have saved.Why 20 Miles Is the Perfect Length for a Bike Ride|Eben Weiss|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
The Thanksgiving sheet-pan planPosey came to Washington about 1770 as forfeited property used to secure a debt owed Washington by his profligate friend and neighbor John Posey.George Washington’s 1795 Thanksgiving celebrated liberty. But the chef behind the feast had none.|Ramin Ganeshram|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
If officials only consider a “static picture” of a market, “then we risk forfeiting the benefits of competition that could arise in the future.”FTC Chair issues antitrust warning as Facebook awaits decision|Verne Kopytoff|November 12, 2020|Fortune
As food writer Dave Infante points out in his newsletter, it’s difficult to call that position a “job,” considering that it includes no health care coverage and asks hirees to forfeit any IP ownership of their work.
It wasn’t just worries over paying mortgages or forfeiting the prestige of the job.
He forfeited any real chance of winning American Jewish voters when he chose Ryan, says Peter Beinart.Romney Lost the American Jewish Vote by Picking Paul Ryan|Peter Beinart|August 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
WINNER(S) MUST ATTEND THE PRIZE CEREMONY IN NEW YORK ON JUNE 20, 2012 OR ALL PRIZES WILL BE FORFEITED.
WINNER MUST CLAIM OTHER PRIZES WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE CEREMONY OR ANY PRIZE NOT CLAIMED WILL BE FORFEITED.
The solution to the puzzle may be to admit that the GOP has forfeited 2012 before the general election even starts.Romney and Gingrich Set the GOP on a Path Toward Self-Destruction|John Batchelor|January 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Recently I found myself wondering how much money I forfeited by working for less than male peers during my years at the Times.
The non-importation act being still in force, these goods were seized as forfeited to the Government.The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2|J. T. Headley.
Accordingly, on behalf of the highly respectable Miss Heald, I now ask that the recognizances be forfeited.The Magnificent Montez|Horace Wyndham
It might be that, owing to circumstances, the time was extended, or the contract might be forfeited for non-performance.
But the men in power fumbled and floundered on until we had forfeited our mastery in the air to our enemies.England and Germany|Emile Joseph Dillon
He had forfeited the right of appearing before Zeus as a suitor; for indeed he was no longer such as he had been only yesterday.A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete|Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for forfeit
- a game in which a player has to give up an object, perform a specified action, etc, if he commits a fault
- an object so given up
- to confiscate as punishment
- to surrender (something exacted as a penalty)