take somebody's life

take (one's) life

To kill someone 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.
See also: life, take

take somebody’s ˈlife

(formal) kill somebody: In my opinion, the state does not have the right to take a person’s life.
See also: life, take
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