put an end to (oneself)

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put an end to (oneself)

To commit suicide; to end one's own life. Many poor souls put an end to themselves when the stock market crashed in 1929. I'm thinking of going to see a therapist. Sometimes I just get so overwhelmed with sadness and anxiety that I feel like putting an end to myself.
See also: end, put

put an end to

Also, put a stop to. Terminate, abolish, as in It's time they put an end to their feud, or The police chief vowed to put a stop to prostitution. This locution is more emphatic than the plain verbs end or stop. [Mid-1600s]
See also: end, put

put an ˈend to yourself

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put an ˈend to it all

kill yourself: She told me that sometimes she felt so bad that she just felt like putting an end to it all.
See also: end, put