put an end to (oneself)(redirected from put an end to themselves)
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.
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]