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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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Other symptoms include fatigue or loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness, difficulty concentrating and making decisions, and recurrent thoughts of death that may be accompanied by thoughts of killing oneself or a specific plan to commit suicide.
It is the act of killing oneself. It is most often as a result of mental illness, with depression being one of such illnesses.
That tends to lead to "suicidal ideation" "" thoughts of killing oneself "" though not to the same extent as real-life threats and beatings at school.
Yet, motivation for killing oneself and several other innocent persons appears to be politically, rather than religiously, motivated.
Therefore, the term suicide refers to killing oneself.
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO), WHO CO-SPONSORS THIS DAY OF AWARENESS, DEFINES SUICIDE AS THE "ACT OF DELIBERATELY KILLING ONESELF." AS A PART OF SUICIDE PREVENTION, IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW HOW TO IDENTIFY THE WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE AND WHAT STEPS SHOULD BE TAKEN IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE ACT OF SUICIDE ITSELF AND SAVE THE LIFE OF SOMEONE YOU KNOW OR MAYBE EVEN YOUR OWN.
Those warning signs include making threats or comments about killing oneself, social withdrawal and increased alcohol and drug use.
In a few days, killing oneself in California may become a little harder.
He says they are running a campaign in Nyanza counties to teach people about the dangers of killing oneself.
In step one, a combination of physical or emotional pain and hopelessness spurs thoughts of killing oneself. "Depression and other traditional risk factors matter to the extent that they increase hopelessness and pain," Klonsky says.
Interestingly, on numerous occasions the view that killing oneself is egotistical is expressed:
In a country that houses all the major world-religions that teach the sacredness of human life (deho devalaya) how can one take the extreme step of killing oneself for things trivial or a set back temporary?
With a cigarette, there is a 50% chance of killing oneself. With the electronic cigarette, we aren't too sure yet, but it is probably less," he said.
Along with depression, warning signs include previous suicide attempts, access to ways of killing oneself such as pills or guns, and certain demographics such as gender, age, and ethnic group.
Not surprisingly, the Globe and Mail editorial supported the ruling, arguing that because suicide is not illegal, getting help killing oneself should also be legal be for those who want help killing themselves.