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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.
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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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kill

1. tv. to be very successful with an audience; to perform very well for an audience. She really killed them with that last joke.
2. tv. to eat all of something; to drink all (of a bottle) of something. We finally killed the last of the turkey.
3. tv. to douse a light. Would you kill the light so they can’t see we’re home?
4. tv. to stop or terminate something; to quash a story; to stop a story from being printed in a newspaper. Kill that story. It’s got too many errors.
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kill

/run down/run out the clock
Sports To preserve a lead by maintaining possession of the ball or puck until playing time expires.
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"'Pledges don't distress a good payer,'" said Sancho; "I mean to lay on in such a way as without killing myself to hurt myself, for in that, no doubt, lies the essence of this miracle."
Above all even the one night I cried so much I contemplated killing myself, guys I wanted to blow my brains out."
The TV presenter described his boredom in the hospital as "so bad I thought often about killing myself".
I am killing myself" Horse-racing pundit John McCririck.
I am killing myself" - Horse-racing pundit John McCririck, below.
I thought about what could happen if I ended up not killing myself. But mostly, I thought about jumping off that ledge because it seemed like exactly the right thing to do.
He said: "I was slowly killing myself and my body couldn't cope with another drop of alcohol.
But an inventory on depression lists many warning signs with many giveaways - 'I have no thoughts of killing myself'; 'I wish I wouldn't get up in the morning'; 'My family is better off without me'; 'I would kill myself if I had the chance' and so on.
Just weeks before, he had confided to a pal: "I imagine killing myself every day."
The only thing that stopped me from killing myself was that I couldn't have put my mum and dad and the rest of my family through even more hell.
Plus, I've been killing myself in the gym for months preparing for this album because I wanted a complete makeover."
After the factory, I had a job killing myself for other people.
Beaumont, who says she has been "nearly killing myself to get fit for the race, riding out three mornings a week, going to the gym and working on an Equiciser", has received numerous sponsorship pledges but has been let down at the last minute.
He was quoted by police officials as saying, ''I had a wish for killing myself and that was directed toward other people.
The words live and life are tattooed on my wrists--a reminder, in case I ever ponder killing myself again, that there's so much more to accomplish.