sake

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Noun 1[change]

Singular
sake

Plural
sakes

  1. If something is for x's sake or for the sake of x, it is to help x or make x happy.
    You are the reason I did it. I did it for your sake.
    I must pretend to be happy when I am not, for everyone's sake.
    The parents are staying together for the children's sake.
  2. You use for God's/Christ's/Heaven's/Pete's/pity's/fuck's sake when you feel strongly about something.
    "No, I will not." "For God's sake, why not?"
  3. If something is for x's sake or for the sake of x, it is for that purpose.
    I carried my gun in the jungle for safety's sake.
    Let's say, for the sake of argument, that he comes out and says, "I love you." Then what?

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Singular
sake

Plural
sakes

Japanese sake
  1. (uncountable) Sake is a kind of Japanese wine made from rice.