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kill (oneself)

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 hyperbolically. 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. I know you want to get the report done tonight, but don't kill yourself—it's not even due until next week! They're killing themselves finishing the last touches on the exterior of the house before the storm hits us.
See also: kill

kill (oneself) (doing something)

To overexert oneself or overextend one's effort while doing something. Don't kill yourself trying to get the report done tonight—it's not due until next week anyway. They're killing themselves finishing the last touches on the exterior of the house before the storm hits us.
See also: kill

kill (oneself) laughing

To laugh hysterically and uncontrollably. The comedian had the whole audience killing themselves laughing. My ribs actually hurt from it! I was surprised by how funny my date was last night. I was killing myself laughing at some of her stories!
See also: kill, laugh
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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.
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First, the instinctual response to being told to kill yourself:
Old Joe: "So I won't be here and about to commit a vile act, and you won't have to kill yourself to stop me."
If there was, you'd be jealous everyday and want to kill yourself." (ANI)
It's summer, and I'm about to hit the Northwest for a much needed vacation and to skate some unfamiliar spots--so things are looking up and I'm in a particularly upbeat mood, which helps explain my repeated listening of Killed By Glare, a compilation of obscure UK glam songs from the 1970s, in the spirit of the garage and punk Killed by Death comps (and if you don't know Killed by Death, go kill yourself).
It's not about wanting to kill yourself, and it isn't about attention.
Threatening to kill yourself "is not chargeable", the judge said.
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It's the sort of depression that doesn't necessarily make you want to kill yourself ( you just don't want to be, you want to switch it off and stop."
In gay years, 43 is 86, and if you don't have looks and money, you may as well kill yourself. Now that's a curse.
The judge did not name him, but said: ``There are some that suggest heroin should be legalised and should be given in some sort of prescription -- presumably to kill yourself with the aid of the state.
She discusses the option of suicide but thinks that even if you kill yourself, you hang around, "watching everyone forget that you were ever alive." It all closes with Sean alone but not quite suicidal: "Personally, I'm not into it.
Evidence read to the inquest from friend Stephen Hoare said the day before Mr Hunter was found dead, another acquaintance, John Whitefield, told him Mr Hunter had said it was a nice day to kill yourself.
* Have you ever thought about killing yourself, made a plan to do so, or tried to kill yourself?
Don't kill yourself the morning you're getting sworn in.'"