help (oneself) to

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help (oneself) to

To take something for one's own use. (Whether one is actually allowed to take something, however, depends on the context.) Please, help yourself to anything in the cooler. I can't believe you helped yourself to the last piece of cake when you knew I wanted it!
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help (oneself) to

1. To serve or provide oneself with: Help yourself to the cookies.
2. Informal To take (something) without asking permission: The thief even helped himself to the spare change in the jar.
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We'll help ourselves to the cake and we will throw them a few crumbs.
How does he expect the elderly and disabled to walk to these bins he says we can help ourselves to salt from if we need it.
As much as we wish we can help ourselves to coming home and to a
He writes: "We live in town but at this time of year, we often drive through the nearby countryside and help ourselves to the boxes of apples, damsons and plums left on the roadside by villagers who have a surplus of fruit.
We could help ourselves to a certain degree by utilising our slurry tankers for water storage, and placing them at a strategic point on the farm.
1 don't disagree that the owners and tenants are going to have to join together and help themselves," he said, "but we are partners in the City of New York and it means that we and the city need to help ourselves to get out of this recession.
Then when the food is served we help ourselves to the portion which our partner has ordered for themselves.
We're in this game to make money, to make a name for ourselves, to help our family, to help ourselves to help others, and that doesn't mean we have to go out and say, `(Bleep) you and (bleep) your mother.