forfeits

All Noun Verb
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  • They play their first game and do not even make an out before he forfeits the game.
  • When the game is ended, the forfeits that have been lost must be called. Cited from My Book of Indoor Games, by Clarence Squareman
  • In various sports, forfeits are used to end the game before it's finished by regular means.
  • If he fail to strike the black ball he forfeits five points. Cited from Enquire Within Upon Everything, by Anonymous
  • Forfeits can be required from them whose names appear above a certain number of times on a sheet. Cited from School, Church, and Home Games, by George O. Draper
  • What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?
  • It would not be with his will if any other person, high or low, contributed to his heavy forfeits. Cited from Girlhood and Womanhood, by Sarah Tytler
  • Any Jack failing to open when looked at forfeits his place in the ring. Cited from A Study of Fairy Tales, by Laura F. Kready
  • His own life will be found among the forfeits. Cited from German Classics, Vol. III (Schiller), by Kuno Francke, Editor-in-Chief
  • He pays for but one seat, and by taking another he forfeits the first. Cited from Our Deportment, by John H. Young
  • This image was taken by my grandfather, who forfeits all rights.
  • We got tired of forfeits -- we began to play a game with a string. Cited from The Torrents of Spring, by Ivan Turgenev
  • "I don't care what they say -- they can play forfeits." Cited from Madelon, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Then it was the turn of some young girls, who preferred to pay forfeits, and then he himself was called out. Cited from Dame Care, by Hermann Sudermann
  • "Tell her to come home soon, and play at forfeits, and make fun." Cited from Middlemarch, by George Eliot[#1]
  • I'll give you a clue to my trade in a game of forfeits. Cited from Ten Girls from Dickens, by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  • Forfeits were more common in the early days of Major League Baseball.
  • Black forfeits his chance of castling, not a great loss under the circumstances. Cited from Chess Strategy, by Edward Lasker
  • The league continued to season with nine teams and the games against Dayton recorded as forfeits.
  • Sometimes he even forfeits the right to live. Cited from Certain Success, by Norval A. Hawkins
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Root form of forfeits is forfeit for both verb and noun.

Meaning of forfeits

  • noun Something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;
  • noun A penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something
    the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time
  • noun The act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
  • verb Lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
    you've forfeited your right to name your successor, forfeited property