lose (one's) life

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lose (one's) life

To die, typically by being killed by someone or something. Three brave officers lost their lives in the line of duty last night.
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lose your ˈlife

be killed: Sixty people lost their lives in the air crash. ▶ loss of ˈlife noun: Fortunately there was no loss of life in the fire.
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The oldest guides expressed the opinion that they could not succeed; that all the chances were that they would lose their lives.
But fain would I shun blood and battle, and fain would I not deal sorrow to womenfolk and wives because good stout yeomen lose their lives. Once I slew a man, and never do I wish to slay a man again, for it is bitter for the soul to think thereon.
From last so many year during every monsoon season district administration Haripur bans on swimming and bathing in the Lake Khanpur and its spillway but owing to the poor implementation of the ban every year dozens of people lose their lives during the months of June to August as there is no monitoring system or punishment for the violation of the ban.
NAMES of Nuneaton schoolboys who went on to lose their lives in the First World War are etched onto a special memorial - now a hunt is on to trace their relatives.
The award ceremony for the Dag Hammarskjold Medal, which is given by the UN to military personnel, police, or civilians who lose their lives while serving in a UN peacekeeping operation, will be held on June 1 at the UN headquarters in New York.
How many more people have got to lose their lives to senseless violence before something is done effectively.
According to a department responsible to maintain record of accidental deaths, around two thousand people lose their lives every year in such happening since 2005.
"It is sad and worrying that we have had so many work-related deaths recently and it must concern all of us -- society, employers and employees, as well as our department -- as too many innocent people trying to earn a living for their families are losing their lives," said Kalogirou.The Egyptian national was taken to Limassol General Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.The 27-year-old is the latest in a string to farm workers to lose their lives while operating a tractor.In August alone, three other men lost their lives: George Evangelou, 82, from Paphos, was killed at the end of August after his tractor overturned and crushed him.
Summary: MOSCOW (Cihan/RIAN) - Forty two people lose their lives in the fires on average each day in Russia, according to the figures given by Ministry of Emergencies.
The dirt of this seminary is filled with grains of wheat who give a glimpse of eternal life in the way they choose to lose their lives. And sometimes they do that for us.