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claim sb's life

If a ​violentevent, ​fighting, or a ​diseaseclaims someone's ​life, it ​kills that ​person: The ​war has ​claimed thousands of ​lives.
(Definition of claim sb's life from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “claim sb's life”
in Chinese (Simplified) 要了(某人)的命, 夺去(某人)的生命…
in Chinese (Traditional) 要了(某人)的命, 奪去(某人)的生命…
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