self-destruct

[ US /ˈsɛɫfdɪˈstɹəkt/ ]
VERB
  1. do away with oneself or itself
    The machine will self-destruct if you tamper with it
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How To Use self-destruct In A Sentence

  • What are the possibilities and risks of according spirituality some therapeutic value for those on the edge of the abyss of self-destruction?
  • Having browsed through this book, you've probably realized that despite the noise, stink, stupidity and self-destructiveness of Planet Earth, it's not a bad place to vacation.
  • When it comes to playing debased, self-destructive women, Leigh is the best actress in Hollywood.
  • The technique uses a magnetic field which causes old, faulty or infected cells to cluster together and self-destruct. The Sun
  • At one point a couple of years ago, he says, he thought about ending it all, going out after one last amazing, self-destructive bender.
  • If it gets old it just self-destructs and renews.
  • The second is the reckless, destructive and self-destructive way we humans manage the planet. Times, Sunday Times
  • We hit the self-destruct button. The Sun
  • What if the very ‘fact’ of progress is ultimately self-destructive?
  • Shakespeare has established that Mercutio is a rather dirty-minded young rogue, cynical about love and sex, and inclined to find ways to ridicule and embarrass everyone he deals with, including his best friends, when he thinks they're being foolish or self-destructive or pursuing pleasures that don't include Mercutio. Did Viola, Rosalind, and Portia wax?
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