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 for Sacrifice hit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hit \Hit\, n.
     1. A striking against; the collision of one body against
        another; the stroke that touches anything.
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              So he the famed Cilician fencer praised,
              And, at each hit, with wonder seems amazed.
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     2. A stroke of success in an enterprise, as by a fortunate
        chance; as, he made a hit; esp. A performance, as a
        musical recording, movie, or play, which achieved great
        popularity or acclaim; also used of books or objects of
        commerce which become big sellers; as, the new notebook
        computer was a big hit with business travellers.
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              What late he called a blessing, now was wit,
              And God's good providence, a lucky hit. --Pope.
     3. A peculiarly apt expression or turn of thought; a phrase
        which hits the mark; as, a happy hit.
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     4. A game won at backgammon after the adversary has removed
        some of his men. It counts less than a gammon.
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     5. (Baseball) A striking of the ball; as, a safe hit; a foul
        hit; -- sometimes used specifically for a base hit.
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     6. An act of murder performed for hire, esp. by a
        professional assassin.
     Base hit, Safe hit, Sacrifice hit. (Baseball) See under
        Base, Safe, etc.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sacrifice \Sac"ri*fice\ (?; 277), n. [OE. sacrifise, sacrifice,
     F. sacrifice, fr. L. sacrificium; sacer sacred + facere to
     make. See Sacred, and Fact.]
     1. The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory
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              Great pomp, and sacrifice, and praises loud,
              To Dagon.                             --Milton.
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     2. Anything consecrated and offered to God, or to a divinity;
        an immolated victim, or an offering of any kind, laid upon
        an altar, or otherwise presented in the way of religious
        thanksgiving, atonement, or conciliation.
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              Moloch, horrid king, besmeared with blood
              Of human sacrifice.                   --Milton.
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              My life, if thou preserv'st my life,
              Thy sacrifice shall be.               --Addison.
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     3. Destruction or surrender of anything for the sake of
        something else; devotion of some desirable object in
        behalf of a higher object, or to a claim deemed more
        pressing; hence, also, the thing so devoted or given up;
        as, the sacrifice of interest to pleasure, or of pleasure
        to interest.
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     4. A sale at a price less than the cost or the actual value.
        [Tradesmen's Cant]
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     Burnt sacrifice. See Burnt offering, under Burnt.
     Sacrifice hit (Baseball), in batting, a hit of such a kind
        that the batter loses his chance of tallying, but enables
        one or more who are on bases to get home or gain a base.
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