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.
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He was in fact released from a local hospital in the morning and Barua killed self on the terrace of his two-storey residential building at noon.
Just six months after the suicide of ex-MDLR employee Geetika Sharma, her mother killed self on Friday leaving a two-page letter blaming former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda and MDLR manager Aruna Chaddha.
Arti injected herself with some poisonous substance and killed self.
Prosecutors get papers on alleged bullies of boy who killed self
35 Others better off if dead People would be happier if killed self No one cared if I lived or died Wish never born .
Student killed self during exam by putting two pencils in nose and hitting desk.