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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July 30: Police say a suicide bomber strikes at a snack bar in central Jerusalem, killing himself and injuring at least four people.
August 4: A suicide bomber devastated a bus during the morning rush, killing himself and eight passengers on a day punctuated by violence from Galilee to Jerusalem's Old City and the Mediterranean beachfront.
On June 21, Lawrence Sasse, 31, shot and killed his two children, Breanna Leigh, 4, and Lawrence Michael, 3, before killing himself June 21.
By killing himself, they said, he left many questions unanswered about the string of killings, in addition to avoiding a trial and denying families of the victims a chance to see him brought to justice.