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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THE common belief is that insects will inherit the earth when we humans have killed ourselves off.
We've killed ourselves in defensive areas and handed them chances when in the last few weeks we haven't done that.
At times we killed ourselves by over-complicating things.
We played some really good football, but we missed chances and killed ourselves again defensively.
We absolutely killed ourselves over the past couple of months, and it seems as though the sense of urgency and the sheer panic in the voices of clients calling to get coverage have fallen away.
But we killed ourselves - certainly the second goal was always got that to contend with if you do get in front against a Premier League team.
I think in the first half we killed ourselves a little bit," added Smith.
Then we killed ourselves at the start of the second half.
I didn't think we did that bad but we killed ourselves with the way we conceded goals.
Furious Dundee boss Gordon Chisholm said: "We killed ourselves by giving away three goals.
We gave it our best but tonight we let the Suns shoot a high percentage and we just killed ourselves.
I thought we got at them more in the second half, but once again we killed ourselves.
Here's how hard: ``We just about killed ourselves on this movie,'' Parker says.