claim someone's life

Definition of claim someone's life

  1. :  to cause someone's death the fatal illness that claimed her life

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to ask for especially as a right

    :  to call for :  require

    :  take

  1. :  a demand for something due or believed to be due

    :  a right to something

    :  a title to a debt, privilege, or other thing in the possession of another

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

    :  a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

    :  an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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