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claim a/the/(one's) life

To result in one's death. This crime spree has already claimed the lives of 10 innocent people—when will the perpetrator be caught? That debilitating illness ultimately claimed her life.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

claim a life

Fig. [for something] to take the life of someone. The killer tornado claimed the lives of six people at the trailer park. The athlete's life was claimed in a skiing accident.
See also: claim, life
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In the meantime, the Syrian soldiers struck the Takfiri group's defense lines near Mashbak al-Wedyan in the Eastern countryside of Sweida city, which not only claimed the lives of several terrorists but destroyed the military hardware in large scale.
The attack claimed the lives of 130 people and left more than 200 victims wounded.
ISTANBUL, June 13 (KUNA) -- The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned Monday the attack which claimed the lives of 50 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday morning.
TAHRAN (CyHAN)- Iran has condemned the recent terrorist attack in Turkish capital city of Ankara, which claimed the lives of innocent people.
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov condemned the <a href="http://www.novinite.com/articles/171789/Multiple+Attacks+in+Paris+Leave+At+Least+120+Dead">multiple attacks in Paris on Friday night, which claimed the lives of at least 120 people.