forfeit money meaning, forfeit money definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( forfeits    plural & 3rd person present)   ( forfeiting    present participle)   ( forfeited    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you forfeit something, you lose it or are forced to give it up because you have broken a rule or done something wrong.  
He was ordered to forfeit more than £1.5m in profits...      V n  
He argues that murderers forfeit their own right to life.      V n  
2       verb   If you forfeit something, you give it up willingly, especially so that you can achieve something else.  
He has forfeited a lucrative fee but feels his well-being is more important...      V n  
3       n-count   A forfeit is something that you have to give up because you have done something wrong.   (=penalty)  
That is the forfeit he must pay.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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forfeiture, fore, fortify, forest

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
easily gained money
used for saying that you think someone is spending too much money on things they do not need
be exactly right
[Fam.] Ex.: Her guess was right on the money.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
A prostitute who exchanges sexual favors for crack cocaine instead of money.
money paid to someone because they have suffered injury or loss, or because they own has been damaged
[US] She received compensation from the government for the damage caused to her property.
money that is paid because someone suffered from a loss of what they own (such as injury)
When you are responsible for someone's serious injury, I think you should pay compensation to that person.


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