take/claim someone's life

Definition of take/claim someone's life

:to cause someone's death
  • Two years ago he was diagnosed with the illness that eventually took his life.
  • The flood claimed many lives.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

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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