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help (oneself) (to something)

To serve oneself (something); to take, consume, or indulge in (something) freely or without permission or restraint. There's plenty of food in the kitchen, so please, help yourselves to more. The vagrant they had given shelter to for the night helped himself to the family's prized set of silverware. The maps at the information kiosk are free, so tourists are welcome to help themselves.
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help

 (someone or an animal) (get) over something
1. Lit. to aid someone or an animal climb over something. I helped him get over the wall. I helped the puppy over the barrier.
2. Fig. to aid someone or an animal recover from something. Sharon wanted to help Roger get over his illness. We try to help the families get over the loss of their loved ones.

help

oneself (to something) to take something oneself without asking permission. The thief helped himself to the money in the safe. Help yourself to more dessert.
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Then, quite naturally, the conversation fell upon the great work that none should be too busy to think of, and which few are too young or too poor to help on with their mite.
Soon after beginning our third year's work we were surprised to receive money from three special sources, and up to the present time we have continued to receive help from them.
The effort to secure help from the Slater and Peabody Funds brought me into contact with two rare men--men who have had much to do in shaping the policy for the education of the Negro.
The present study linked family help and time spent on homework to homework attitudes and homework management strategies reported by 238 students in grades 7-8.
Simply saying that "God helps those who help themselves," is a polite way of excusing ourselves from the commitment and obligation to those who are struggling.
See the greatly simplified "help is here" pages on the official Medicare site [1] (in the "Resources for Help on Medicare Part D" section below).
A detailed understanding of the facility's energy requirements over time can also help managers spot recurring trends, simulate alternative rate structures, and negotiate better power-supply contracts.
VAN NUYS - When a worried 40-year-old father of five faced immediate eviction and came to Maria Guiza for help, she knew exactly how to reassure him.
Because he's well connected, Watt often helps businesses solve problems or moves them to the next level by simply picking up the phone.
Aesop wrote "Hercules and the Wagoner" to demonstrate that the gods wait on US to do something FIRST before they help us.
It's been great analyzing and reporting on company or association/agency relationships and the best tactics to help market a product or idea.
Libraries, with their computers wired for the Internet and available for free public use, and with the valuable human resource they offer--librarians to help visitors find their way--bring technology into our communities in friendly and useful ways for workers who will not soon gain access to the Internet in their homes or on their jobs.
An adaptive supply chain operation dynamically matches demand and supply, helps maximize revenue, and targets customers to boost revenue.
Seeking help with academic and career issues is a way for students to increase their chances of achieving career goals.
Mutual help groups can be defined as community-based, consumer-driven social organizations whose primary focus is on collective action to improve the lives of members and others with specific disabilitiesw and needs.