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 ?
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.
I thought about what could happen if I ended up not killing myself.
He said: "I was slowly killing myself and my body couldn't cope with another drop of alcohol.
I think I'll be a much better fighter now I'm not killing myself to make the weight.
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.
I was trying to get down the damn thing without killing myself.
Is it possible to stay in shape without killing myself every day in class?