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 ?
Not knowing what she meant to do, but meaning to preserve him or be killed herself, she staggered forward and looked in.
It was a steamboat that had killed herself on a rock.
Tell me, Ossipon, terrible man, has ever one of your victims killed herself for you - or are your triumphs so far incomplete - for blood alone puts a seal on greatness?
Little Jane has killed herself, and I don't know what to do,' she said, leading me up to the attic.
She would have died--she would have killed herself.
The police said that the victim killed herself by consuming poison.
She feared she had the disease and killed herself with a mixture of drink and drugs.
WHAT very sad news about Sally Brampton (below) the national newspaper agony aunt who killed herself by walking into the sea off the Sussex coast.
The Emirati placed the body in a bathtub filled with water in an attempt to make it look like the woman had killed herself
A MUM-OF-TWO killed herself at home, an inquest into her death has found.
In other news regarding violent outcomes rooted in romance, a woman allegedly killed herself after discovering her boyfriend's connections with another woman on Facebook social network website in Bursa on Sunday.
A WOMAN whose body was found in woods in Bangor had killed herself, a coroner ruled.
She must have killed herself after being unable to come to terms with the defeat of her favourite team Brazil," Sunsari district police deputy superintendent Sudeep Raj Bhandari told Nepalese online publication Republica.
A 22-year-old woman killed herself on Saturday afternoon, just months after her two failed suicide attempts.
Now she and her mother Nora, 45, are supporting petition launched by mum of 14-year-old Izzy from Devon, who killed herself after Ask.