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suicide

noun uk   /ˈsuː.ɪ.saɪd/ us  

suicide noun (DEATH)

B2 [C or U] the act of killing yourself intentionally, or a person who has done this: to attempt/commit suicide The suicide rate among men between the ages of 16 and 25 has risen alarmingly. Many suicides occur in prisons.
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suicide noun (DEFEAT)

[U] any act that has the effect of causing your own defeat: [+ to infinitive] As a leader he knows that it is political suicide to appear indecisive.
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