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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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The child marriage not only cause of killing self dignity but also have many consequences, primarily affected girls education.
He then set himself on fire out of anger and frustration, killing self. The incident gained international attention after events related to it were shown on the pan-Arab Al Jazeera channel.
According to Rusu, it is highly unlikely that the female committed suicide as killing self was deemed as a sin during that period.
Most critical thoughts that made suicidal ideation in people with chronic schizophrenia were: better if not alive; thought of when I would kill myself; others would be happier if I am gone; wish I were dead, killing self would solve problems; thought about killing self but would not; life not worth living; no one cared if alive; wondered if could kill self and would kill self if things did not improve.
Profile of patients who scored above the cutoff score show that most critical thoughts that made suicidal ideation were; better if not alive (100%), thought of when I would kill myself (40%), others happier if gone (80%), wishes were dead (100%), killing self would solve problems (100%), thought about killing self but would not (80%), life not worth living (100%), no one cared if alive (90%), wondered if could kill self (90%) and would kill self if thing did not improve (90%).
Reported thoughts of patients who have below cut-off score were, better if not alive (64%), thought of when I would kill myself (14%), others happier if gone (0%), wishes were dead (30%), killing self would solve problems (40%), thought about killing self but would not (24%), life not worth living (28%), no one cared if alive (32%), wondered if could kill self (10%) and would kill self if thing did not improve (40%).
(0430 GMT) killing self and injuring a civilian, provincial administration asserted in a statement.
"Police intercepted a suicide bomber who strapped explosive in his body and intended to target a police department in the second precinct of Kandahar city this morning but the bomber detonated his device killing self and injured a passerby civilian," the statement said.