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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.
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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.
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There is a strong relationship between being bullied and wanting to hurt or kill oneself," says Richard Shadick, director of the Counseling Center at Pace University in New York City.
The study is part of a growing body of scientific literature that explodes persistent myths about suicide while reinforcing a simple principle: By making it harder to kill oneself, fewer people do.
The charity's view is that websites that give detailed accounts of how to kill oneself, together with an assessment of 'best' methods are clearly aiding and abetting anyone who may be considering killing themselves.
There is no "right" to die, just as there is no "right" to kill oneself a "right" to kill babies, or a 'right" to re-invent marriage.
Oh yes it is, as pavements are never repaired, although payment for which has been made through local taxes, one could kill oneself six times over just going to the post box