take own life
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.
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.