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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

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  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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