Definition of take/claim someone's life
- Two years ago he was diagnosed with the illness that eventually took his life.
- The flood claimed many lives.
: to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as
: to seize or capture physically
: to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing
: a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment
: an act or the action of taking: such as
: the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene
: to ask for especially as a right
: to call for : require
: a demand for something due or believed to be due
: a right to something
: an assertion open to challenge
: some person : somebody
: 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
: of or relating to animate being
: using a living model
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