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noun     suicide pronunciation in British English
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  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. a.
      [countable] someone who deliberately kills themselves
    2. 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

    Both companies know it would be suicide to pull out of the deal now.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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