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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Far better that we save friendly bullets for ourselves at the last moment, as did those brave frontier women of my lost land, who took their own lives rather than fall into the hands of the Indian braves.
Of the 74 who took their own lives in 2018, 56 were men and 18 were women.
She was referring to Sophie Gradon from series two and Mike Thalassitis from series three who took their own lives after the show ended.
Second inquests have been held into the deaths of Pte Benton and Pte James, also recording verdicts that they took their own lives.
Sixteen kids aged 10 to 14 took their own lives in the UK in 2017, up from five the year before.
The grim toll shows a total of 318 men (74.8 per cent and a rate of 20.2 per 100,000) and 107 women (25.2 per cent and a rate of 6.3 per 100,000) took their own lives in Lanarkshire between 2012 and 2016.
Data from the Office for National Statistics show an average of 16 people a day took their own lives in 2016 - and 12 were male.
45-49 age he e Some 526 men of that age took their own lives in 2016.
THREE prisoners took their own lives in Leeds jail last year as prison death rates continue to rise nationally.
A HEARTBROKEN mum whose son and daughter both took their own lives yesterday begged for a new home.
Fresh data shows eight of the service members took their own lives during a deployment itself, while the rest committed suicide at some point afterwards.
Only 44 men and women in uniform were killed during clashes, and more than 50 took their own lives. Figures from the ministry show the number of soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder has more than doubled in the past three years among those who served in Afghanistan.
The highest number of suicides happened at the height of the boom between 2003 and 2004 when 21 people took their own lives. The lowest total was in 2009, when three people died.
A MOTORCYCLIST completed a gruelling 6,000-mile trek in Cardiff yesterday in memory of his younger brother and son who both tragically took their own lives.
Summary: More than 100 people a day took their own lives in Japan during April as the economic crisis continues to bite, police have said.