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noun suicide pronunciation in British English /ˈsuːɪsaɪd/
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singularsuicide
pluralsuicides
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the action of deliberately killing yourself
    commit suicide (=kill yourself): Police believe he committed suicide.
    attempted suicide/suicide attempt: Suicide attempts by young men in this age group have trebled.
    1. b.
      [only before noun] used about an attack that will kill the person who makes it
      a suicide mission
  2. 2
    [uncountable] something that you do that is likely to have very bad results for you
    political/economic suicide
    Both companies know it would be suicide to pull out of the deal now.
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