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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16 deaths by suicide were recorded per 100,000 people in Ulster MEN are still more likely to take their own life with 16.
Frances Crook, chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, said: "No-one should be so desperate whilst they are in the care of the State that they take their own life.
Figures show more than two people take their own life in Scotland every day – and the issue is brought sharply into focus for many at this time of year.