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take (one's) life

To kill one or oneself. In the latter case, "own" often precedes "life." Do you feel any remorse for taking their lives all those years ago? I was so saddened to hear that Daniel's father took his own life yesterday.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

take someone's life

to kill someone. (Can include onself.) It's the executioner's job to take people's lives.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

take (one's) life

To commit suicide.
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take (someone's) life

To commit murder.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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