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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Yes, this happens and we do not need to kill ourselves over 'spilt milk'.
When we have all the abilities and opportunities to be a good human being and make great contributions to the wellbeing of other members of the society, it would be really unfair on our part to kill ourselves and waste all the blessings given to us by Nature.
We all have one goal and we'll all kill ourselves to achieve that goal and bring glory to the country.
We were prepared to kill ourselves if we were going to be sent back to North Korea," she said.
It would be about climate change and making sure that we're not going to kill ourselves.
When we are peaceful they come and say so and so are doing this and that and then incite some of us to fight their wars to exploit our resources and kill ourselves.
We are running away from killing, why would we go there to kill ourselves and others?
so, rather than have somebody kill us, we might as well kill ourselves because it would be more fun.
Spike Lee didn't mince words concerning films on tiny screens: "We kill ourselves with editing, with lighting, with sound.
The question is: Do we have to kill ourselves while we're getting it?
If they're going to give us a headache about this, why should we kill ourselves trying to get elected?
Some of us tried to commit suicide, so they took away anything we might use to kill ourselves.
Since our reactor [at Bushehr] doesn't need fuel for another seven years we don't have to kill ourselves for it.
Is it fair to care more about the way we kill ourselves instead of the way other people are killing us?