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.
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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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She falls apart completely and kills herself. The overwhelming guilt from this tragedy drives Cal on a quest for his own sanity, a journey that takes months of his living on the edge of survival, which ends in the holy city of Glastonbury.
I want to go out with this boy but it will hurt my friend and if she kills herself I will have to kill myself, too.
Both Potiphar and Joseph have space-devouring solos that include a variety of jumps; while Potiphar's wife has a wonderfully soft and emotional solo just before she kills herself.
The two brothers eventually kill each other, and when their mother Jocasta discovers their bodies she kills herself. Their uncle Creon takes control and sentences Oedipus, who has been held in the city, to exile.
Truly, in a confused effort to poison Orris, kills herself. Jobe, in his guilt, turns to the neighborhood church that handles deadly serpents.