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themselves British & World 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

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themselves in themself New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

avoid; use themselves, himself, herself

be oneself British & World English

Act naturally, according to one’s character and instincts

abase British & World English

Behave in a way that belittles or degrades (someone)

above oneself British & World English

Conceited; arrogant

air oneself in air British & World English

Go out in the fresh air

among British & World English

Occurring in or shared by (some members of a group or community)

amuse British & World English

Provide interesting and enjoyable occupation for (someone); entertain

apply oneself in apply British & World English

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

not be oneself British & World English

Not feel in one’s usual physical or mental state

bear oneself in bear1 British & World English

Carry or conduct oneself in a specified manner

bind oneself in bind British & World English

Make a contractual or enforceable undertaking

bless oneself in bless British & World English

Make the sign of the cross

burn1 British & World English

Be or cause to be damaged, injured, or spoiled by heat or fire

bury oneself in bury British & World English

Involve oneself deeply in something to the exclusion of other concerns

busy British & World English

Keep oneself occupied

carry oneself in carry British & World English

Stand and move in a specified way

cover oneself in cover British & World English

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

cross oneself in cross British & World 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 British & World English

Address with offensive words

deny oneself in deny British & World English

Refuse to let oneself have something that one desires

drag oneself in drag British & World English

Go somewhere wearily, reluctantly, or with difficulty

drive British & World English

Force (someone) to work to an excessive extent

excel oneself in excel British & World English

Perform exceptionally well

exert oneself in exert British & World English

Make a physical or mental effort

fancy oneself in fancy British & World English

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

fash British & World English

Feel upset or worried

find oneself in find British & World English

Discover oneself to be in a particular situation

fix British & World English

Prepare or arrange for the provision of (food or drink)

fling British & World English

Throw or hurl forcefully

fool1 British & World English

Trick or deceive (someone); dupe

foul oneself in foul British & World English

(Of a person) defecate involuntarily

haul oneself in haul British & World English

Propel or pull oneself with difficulty

have oneself in have British & World English

Provide or indulge oneself with (something)

heave British & World English

Lift or haul (something heavy) with great effort

help someone to in help British & World English

Serve someone with (food or drink)

help oneself in help British & World English

Take something without permission

hug oneself in hug British & World English

Congratulate or be pleased with oneself

jag1 British & World English

Stab, pierce, or prick

kick oneself British & World English

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

look oneself in look British & World English

Appear one’s normal, healthy self

lower oneself in lower2 British & World English

Behave in a way that is perceived as unworthy or debased

pace oneself in pace1 British & World English

Do something at a slow and steady rate in order to avoid overexertion


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