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
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March 28: Suicide bomber kills himself and two Israeli teenagers in Newe Yamin.
Aug 9: Suicide bomber kills himself and 15 others in pizza restaurant in Jerusalem in revenge for Israeli missile strike.
Feb 16: Suicide bomber kills himself and two Israelis and wounds 20 people in shopping centre in Jewish settlement of Karnei Shomron.
March 21: Suicide bomber kills himself and three others in West Jerusalem.
Oct 7: Palestinian suicide bomber kills himself and an Israeli motorist.
Barton, 44, kills nine people and wounds 13 at two brokerage firms in Atlanta, then kills himself.
Four other people are wounded before Brooks kills himself.
However, when a person kills himself, we are confused about whether to regard his act as good or bad and instead classify it as mad.