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- verb do away with oneself or itself
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And now that we've poured fuel on the civil war in Iraq, they will soon self-destroy as well.
In the body of LUCA, these atoms are driven in a perfect and efficient transport system, if not, the whole system self-destroy and LUCA dies.
Merkel is the cold Machiavellian tactician, who applies former chancellor Helmut Kohl's paradigm of waiting longer than anyone else (letting others self-destroy), and who in public projects the perception of an Aunt of the Nation standing above petty party politics.
European Tribune 2009
They found distinct differences in the way apoptosis - or programmed cell death - operates, suggesting that humans do not "self-destroy" cells as effectively as chimpanzees do.
At least if I grow tired of it after 2-3 weeks, it will automatically self-destroy with its handy RROD function!
CNET News.com 2008
The truth of the matter is however, that somewhere along the way we each self-destroy that power and validate it to "the powers that be.
Personally, I couldn’t care less about that - I am happy to believe that He takes an interest in us and would rather not see us self-destroy my religion is about my personal relationship with God - not about his ineffable plans for the whole of the Universe which is a tad too big thinking for me.
Save fucking personal freedom to self-diminish and self-destroy.