take (one's) own life

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take (one's) own life

euphemism To kill oneself; to commit suicide. I was so saddened to hear that Daniel's father took his own life yesterday. Our helplines are always open if ever you feel the urge or need to take your own life.
See also: life, own, take

take one's own life

to kill oneself; to commit suicide. Bob tried to take his own life, but he was stopped in time. Later, he was sorry that he had tried to take his own life.
See also: life, own, take

take your own ˈlife

(formal) kill yourself; commit suicide: His children died in a house fire and shortly afterwards he took his own life.
See also: life, own, take
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An inquest at Swansea Coroner's Court heard Mr Harris had a "breakdown" in 2002, where he tried to take his own life.
Now a mental health worker himself, Netherley resident Wayne can identify with people suffering from suicidal feelings because, as his video explains, he has attempted to take his own life in the past.
He had previously tried to take his own life, but had been unsuccessful.
"When he was drinking his mood changed and he became very depressed and down." Recording that Mr Ralphson took his own life, Coroner Roger Whittaker said: "In his depression I believe he intended to take his own life.
Fr Fee said: "He did not take his own life. His life was taken by these faceless people who put the child into a burning building that he felt he could not escape."