put an end to (oneself)

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put an end to (oneself)

To commit suicide; to end one's own life. Many poor souls put an end to themselves when the stock market crashed in 1929. I'm thinking of going to see a therapist. Sometimes I just get so overwhelmed with sadness and anxiety that I feel like putting an end to myself.
See also: end, put

put an end to

Also, put a stop to. Terminate, abolish, as in It's time they put an end to their feud, or The police chief vowed to put a stop to prostitution. This locution is more emphatic than the plain verbs end or stop. [Mid-1600s]
See also: end, put

put an ˈend to yourself

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put an ˈend to it all

kill yourself: She told me that sometimes she felt so bad that she just felt like putting an end to it all.
See also: end, put
References in classic literature ?
They will minister to better natures, giving health both of soul and of body; but those who are diseased in their bodies they will leave to die, and the corrupt and incurable souls they will put an end to themselves.
And, even then, when these had "had enough," they were always at liberty to put an end to themselves with a Punjab lasso or bowstring, left for their use at the foot of an iron tree.