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.
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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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The police said that the victim killed herself by consuming poison.
She feared she had the disease and killed herself with a mixture of drink and drugs.
WHAT very sad news about Sally Brampton (below) the national newspaper agony aunt who killed herself by walking into the sea off the Sussex coast.
The Emirati placed the body in a bathtub filled with water in an attempt to make it look like the woman had killed herself
A MUM-OF-TWO killed herself at home, an inquest into her death has found.
In other news regarding violent outcomes rooted in romance, a woman allegedly killed herself after discovering her boyfriend's connections with another woman on Facebook social network website in Bursa on Sunday.
A WOMAN whose body was found in woods in Bangor had killed herself, a coroner ruled.
She must have killed herself after being unable to come to terms with the defeat of her favourite team Brazil," Sunsari district police deputy superintendent Sudeep Raj Bhandari told Nepalese online publication Republica.
A 22-year-old woman killed herself on Saturday afternoon, just months after her two failed suicide attempts.
Now she and her mother Nora, 45, are supporting petition launched by mum of 14-year-old Izzy from Devon, who killed herself after Ask.
ARAFT of changes to a controversial website used by teenage girl who killed herself after months of online bullying has been welcomed by her father.
The teenager's failed suicide bid came after violin teacher Frances Andrade, 48, killed herself in January following cross-examination at the trial of a choir master who abused her when she was 14.
Nova Scotia's justice minister says he's considering new laws when it comes to allegations of sexual assault and distribution of child pornography after a Halifax teenager killed herself after allegedly being raped and photographed by four boys.
And she admitted she would have killed herself sooner if she didn't have little Zaki.
Summary: The Crown Prosecution Service has defended itself against accusations that a mother, who killed herself, was let down by the court system.