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    How to say someone jumped out from the building for suicide.

    Hi All,

    I'd like to know how to say in idiomatic English expression, someone jumped out from the building for suicide....

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    Re: How to say someone jumped out from the building for suicide.

    You'll see 'leap' used- people leap from buildings, bridges, etc.

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    Re: How to say someone jumped out from the building for suicide.

    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    Hi All,

    I'd like to know how to say in idiomatic English expression, someone jumped out from the building for suicide....

    WYH
    Hi!

    There are some expressions:

    He jumped to his death.
    He took his life.
    He made away with himself.

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    Re: How to say someone jumped out from the building for suicide.

    Quote Originally Posted by omasta View Post
    Hi!

    There are some expressions:

    He jumped to his death.
    He took his life.
    He made away with himself.

    The questioner seems not to intend to be told those kinds of explanations you have written. He or she says about the suicide by leaping from a building, a bridge, etc.

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    Re: How to say someone jumped out from the building for suicide.

    Quote Originally Posted by ilovepsycho View Post
    The questioner seems not to intend to be told those kinds of explanations you have written. He or she says about the suicide by leaping from a building, a bridge, etc.
    I'm not quite sure whether there is a special idiom. I think that you have to adopt the existing one to the situation of jumping/leaping to one's death from a building, bridge, etc.

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    Re: How to say someone jumped out from the building for suicide.

    Quote Originally Posted by omasta View Post
    I'm not quite sure whether there is a special idiom. I think that you have to adopt the existing one to the situation of jumping/leaping to one's death from a building, bridge, etc.
    I don't think there is. The suicide is assumed if the verb implies volition:

    He was thrown off a bridge => murder
    He fell off a bridge => accident
    He threw himself off a bridge => suicide

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