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
References in classic literature ?
"See, my Lord," said he, in a deep, gloomy tone, "here is a woman who was under my guard, and who has killed herself!"
Not knowing what she meant to do, but meaning to preserve him or be killed herself, she staggered forward and looked in.
By and by says I, "Hel-LO, Jim, looky yon- der!" It was a steamboat that had killed herself on a rock.
"Tell me, Ossipon, terrible man, has ever one of your victims killed herself for you - or are your triumphs so far incomplete - for blood alone puts a seal on greatness?
'Little Jane has killed herself, and I don't know what to do,' she said, leading me up to the attic."
She would have died--she would have killed herself. You don't know her; and I should have told Aglaya everything afterwards--but I see, Evgenie Pavlovitch, you don't know all.
A high school student in Florida shot and killed herself early Wednesday morning in her school's auditorium after seeking permission to use the bathroom.
RAWALPINDI -- A student on Monday killed herself after she received bad grades.
According to reports, his female manager was in love with him and killed herself by overdosing on Methamphetamine.
figure By MOHAMED AHMED figure By WACHIRA MWANGI Police in Mombasa have launched investigations to establish circumstances under which a 28-year-old mother of one allegedly killed herself. class="MsoNormalThe womans body was found in her house in Bamburi by her neighbours in what seemed to be a suicide but the note she left raised suspicions third parties may have contributed to her death.
Earlier, on March 6, a woman killed herself after poisoning her two children in Sadiqabad.
A BUSINESS manager killed herself after an evening with friends, despite being described as the "happiest she'd ever been".
The police said that the victim killed herself by consuming poison.
It is a constant struggle interrupted by Jessie leaving instructions on what to do after she has killed herself, and director Melvin Lee's slow build-up of the various emotions that come from this sort of situation.