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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A PERSON took their own life in the north-east every five days last year, new figures show.
Nine prisoners killed themselves after being convicted but before sentencing, and one detainee - a person in custody or confinement - took their own life.
16 deaths by suicide were recorded per 100,000 people in Ulster MEN are still more likely to take their own life with 16.8% per 100,000 people doing so 268 people in total took their own life in Northern Ireland in 2014