claim someone's life

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of claim someone's life

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

Word by Word Definitions

claim play
  1. : to ask for especially as a right

  2. : to call for : require

  3. : take

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

  2. : a right to something

  3. : an assertion open to challenge

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

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

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

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

  1. : of or relating to animate being

  2. : lifelong

  3. : using a living model


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