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themselves US English

Used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to a group of people or things previously mentioned as the subject of the clause

themselves in themself New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

avoid; use themselves, himself, herself

be oneself US English

Act naturally, according to one’s character and instincts

by oneself US English

Alone

abase US English

Behave in a way so as to belittle or degrade (someone)

above oneself US English

Conceited; arrogant

air oneself in air US English

Go out in the fresh air

among US English

Involving most or all members of a group reciprocally

amuse US English

Provide interesting and enjoyable occupation for (someone)

apply oneself in apply US English

Give one’s full attention to a task; work hard

not be oneself US English

Not feel well

bear oneself in bear1 US English

Carry or conduct oneself in a particular manner

bind oneself in bind US English

Make a contractual or enforceable undertaking

bless oneself in bless US English

Make the Christian gesture of the sign of the cross

burn1 US English

Damage or injure by heat or fire

bury oneself in bury US English

Involve oneself deeply in something to the exclusion of other concerns

busy US English

Keep occupied

carry oneself in carry US English

Stand and move in a specified way

cover oneself in cover US English

Take precautionary measures so as to protect oneself against future blame or liability

cross oneself in cross US English

(Of a person) make the sign of the cross in front of one’s chest as a sign of Christian reverence or to invoke divine protection

curse US English

Address with offensive words

deny oneself in deny US English

Refrain from satisfying oneself

drag oneself in drag US English

Go somewhere wearily, reluctantly, or with difficulty

drive US English

Force (someone) to work to an excessive extent

enjoy oneself in enjoy US English

Have a pleasant time

exert oneself in exert US English

Make a physical or mental effort

fancy oneself in fancy US English

Have an unduly high opinion of oneself, or of one’s ability in a particular area

fash US English

Feel upset or worried

feel oneself in feel US English

Be healthy and well

find oneself in find US English

Discover oneself to be in a surprising or unexpected situation

fling oneself in fling US English

Throw oneself headlong

foul oneself in foul US English

(Of a person) defecate involuntarily

glass US English

Reflect in or as if in a mirror

glut US English

Supply or fill to excess

gorge US English

Eat a large amount greedily; fill oneself with food

groom US English

(Of an animal) clean the fur or skin of

haul oneself in haul US English

Propel or pull oneself with difficulty

have oneself in have US English

Provide or indulge oneself with (something)

heave US English

Lift or haul (a heavy thing) with great effort

help someone to in help US English

Serve someone with (food or drink)

help oneself in help US English

Take something without permission

hie US English

Go quickly

hug oneself in hug US English

Congratulate or be pleased with oneself

jag1 US English

Stab, pierce, or prick

kick oneself in kick1 US English

Be annoyed with oneself for doing something foolish or missing an opportunity

kid2 US English

Deceive or fool (someone)

kill oneself in kill1 US English

Overexert oneself

look oneself in look US English

Appear one’s normal, healthy self


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