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 ?
By thus appearing before the springtime you have not only killed yourself, but you have wrought my destruction also.
If you associate with someone who carries a weapon, you are putting yourself in harm's way because you are more likely to be injured or killed yourself.
Drug addict Darren Clifford, who was caught driving while banned for the tenth time, was told by Judge Frank Chapman at Wolverhampton Crown Court: "You will be involved in a major accident when someone will be killed, you will be killed yourself or you will grow out of this behaviour.