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
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1) requirement Attempt to kill self or others 9 (25) Excessive religiosity 5 (13.
Summary: Primary reports say the man, working at a contracting company, used an electric cord to kill self.
A note that Toll had written to the shop worker states that he didn't have money to pay a towing fee and that he "will be kill self.
Most critical thoughts that made suicidal ideation in people with chronic schizophrenia were: better if not alive; thought of when I would kill myself; others would be happier if I am gone; wish I were dead, killing self would solve problems; thought about killing self but would not; life not worth living; no one cared if alive; wondered if could kill self and would kill self if things did not improve.
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Profile of patients who scored above the cutoff score show that most critical thoughts that made suicidal ideation were; better if not alive (100%), thought of when I would kill myself (40%), others happier if gone (80%), wishes were dead (100%), killing self would solve problems (100%), thought about killing self but would not (80%), life not worth living (100%), no one cared if alive (90%), wondered if could kill self (90%) and would kill self if thing did not improve (90%).
Address withheld, call received reporting a person had taken sleeping pills and was threatening to kill self.
He later retracted his statement but admitted he'd decided to kill self after getting in the car.