Definition of 'suicide'
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We showed it to people and they confirmed it was the suicide case. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Today they live in fear and say a number of people have committed suicide. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet refusing to help your boss is akin to career suicide. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The law on assisted suicide acts as a safeguard for disabled people. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You are about to commit political suicide. The Sun (2013)The inquest on this one will read suicide. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Suicide attacks you can only carry out once. Times, Sunday Times (2010)One committed suicide and he divorced another. The Sun (2010)She almost died from a stomach ulcer and at one point wanted to commit suicide. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Now there are fears that the number of suicide cases could soar. The Sun (2009)In many cases police reported that they were attempting to stop distressed people committing suicide. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are an opportunity for career suicide. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She could not cope with the constant demand for repayments and attempted suicide. The Sun (2010)Suicide is an act of desperation by a mind at the end of its tether. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Trying to tax them off the road would be political suicide. The Sun (2007)Police said suicide was one line of inquiry. The Sun (2013)But we need to try to see things from the point of view of a young person drawn to suicide. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Because she was a nurse, she had seen a number of people over the years who had survived suicide attempts. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A coroner has been asked to decide whether his death was an accident, suicide or unlawful killing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A North Staffordshire coroner recorded a verdict of suicide and unlawful killing. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'suicide'
British English: suicide /ˈsuːɪˌsaɪd; ˈsjuː-/ NOUN
People who commit suicide deliberately kill themselves.
...a reduction in the number of suicides.
- American English: suicide
- Arabic: يَنْتَحِرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: suicídio
- Chinese: 自杀
- Croatian: samoubojstvo
- Czech: sebevražda
- Danish: selvmord
- Dutch: zelfmoord
- European Spanish: suicidio
- Finnish: itsemurha
- French: suicide
- German: Selbstmord
- Greek: αυτοκτονία
- Italian: suicidio
- Japanese: 自殺
- Korean: 자살
- Norwegian: selvmord
- Polish: samobójstwo
- European Portuguese: suicídio
- Romanian: suicid
- Russian: самоубийство
- Spanish: suicidio
- Swedish: självmord
- Thai: การฆ่าตัวตาย
- Turkish: intihar
- Ukrainian: самогубство
- Vietnamese: sự tự vẫn
Definition of suicide from the Collins English Dictionary
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