kill (one)self

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kill (one)self

1. To commit suicide. Once John realized he had begun to have thoughts of killing himself, he decided to seek help.
2. To bring about one's death by performing a particular action. This phrase can be said when one's life is or could be in danger, but it is often used figuratively. I can hardly breathe—I'm going to kill myself if I go back on the treadmill right now! If they try driving home in this snow, they'll kill themselves—tell them to get a hotel room for the night.
3. To overexert oneself. Don't kill yourself trying to get the report done tonight—it's not due until next week anyway.
See also: kill

ˈkill yourself (ˈlaughing)

(British English, informal) laugh a lot: It was a very funny video. We killed ourselves laughing from beginning to end.He just stood there, killing himself laughing.
See also: kill
References in classic literature ?
I would stab the man, but the woman told me that if any misfortune happened to her betrothed, she would kill herself.
muttered Danglars; "whether she kill herself or not, what matter, provided Dantes is not captain?
Do you find the means, I will execute it, provided it is not to kill the man, for Mercedes has declared she will kill herself if Dantes is killed.
She had told Darzac that if her father should know of her dishonour, she would kill herself.
But yo' mammy ain't gwine to desert you--no, no, dah, don't cry-- she gwine wid you, she gwine to kill herself too.
How do you tink she can be ven you leave her to kill herself so?
In short, he said, the words of the paper made it clear she meant to kill herself on the completion of the betrothal, and gave her reasons for putting an end to herself all which was confirmed, it was said, by a dagger they found somewhere in her clothes.
Prosecutors accused the defendant of possessing different drug pills and banned substances for her personal consumption and attempting to kill herself by taking Prazolam pills.
The inquest heard she began writing notes about how to kill herself in her diary.
A woman from Arizona was arrested on Monday and charged with fatally shooting her 2-year-old son before unsuccessfully trying to kill herself with a knife.
But Samantha, 24, insisted: "She was serious about trying to kill herself, it was awful.
PASSENGERS on a train travelling to Holyhead were left shaken and shocked after a passenger stood up and threatened to kill herself.
THE family of a woman who was cleared of helping her best friend to kill herself has said she did not deserve to be prosecuted and "wouldn't harm anybody.
The woman who called the police after the incident told the cops that she also wanted to kill herself by cutting her vein but she failed.
Pragya's mother, Kalpana, said she never imagined that her daughter would take such a drastic step, despite Pragya saying she would kill herself if Brazil lost.