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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

be oneself in be British & World English

Act naturally, according to one’s character and instincts

not be oneself in be British & World English

Not feel in one’s usual physical or mental state

—— oneself sick in sick1 British & World English

Do something to such an extent that one feels nauseous or unwell (often used for emphasis)

kick oneself in kick1 British & World English

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

beside oneself in beside British & World English

Overcome with worry, grief, or anger; distraught

despite oneself in despite British & World English

Used to indicate that one did not intend to do the thing mentioned

explain oneself in explain British & World English

Excuse or justify one’s motives or conduct

beat oneself up in beat British & World English

Reproach or criticize oneself excessively

draw oneself up in draw British & World English

Make oneself stand in a stiffly upright manner

full of oneself in full1 British & World English

Very self-satisfied and with an exaggerated sense of self-worth

give someone up in give British & World English

Deliver a wanted person to authority

play oneself in in play British & World English

Become accustomed to the circumstances and conditions of a game or activity

sure of oneself in sure British & World English

Very confident of one’s own abilities or views

soak oneself in in soak British & World English

Immerse oneself in (a particular experience, activity, or interest)

keep to oneself in keep British & World English

Avoid contact with others

let oneself go in let1 British & World English

Act in a relaxed or uninhibited way

make oneself felt in feel British & World English

Have a noticeable effect or influence

get over oneself in get British & World English

Stop being conceited or pretentious

give oneself airs in give British & World English

Act pretentiously or snobbishly

live with oneself in live1 British & World English

Be able to retain one’s self-respect as a consequence of one’s actions

shift for oneself in shift British & World English

Manage as best one can without help

shut oneself off in shut British & World English

Isolate oneself from other people

put it about in put British & World English

Be sexually promiscuous

speak for oneself in speak British & World English

Give one’s own opinions

think for oneself in think British & World English

Have an independent mind or attitude

tear oneself away in tear1 British & World English

Leave despite a strong desire to stay

throw oneself at in throw British & World English

Appear too eager to become the sexual partner of

throw oneself into in throw British & World English

Start to do (something) with enthusiasm and vigour

throw oneself on in throw British & World English

Attack someone vigorously

do oneself justice in justice British & World English

Perform as well as one is able to

laugh oneself silly in laugh British & World English

Laugh uncontrollably or for a long time

knock oneself out in knock British & World English

Work so hard that one is exhausted

give oneself up to in give British & World English

Allow oneself to be taken over by (an emotion or addiction)

owe it to oneself in owe British & World English

Need to do something to protect one’s own interests

let oneself in for in let1 British & World English

Involve oneself in (something likely to be difficult or unpleasant)

set oneself up as in set1 British & World English

Establish oneself in (a particular occupation)

make oneself scarce in scarce British & World English

Leave a place, especially so as to avoid a difficult situation

pull oneself together in pull British & World English

Recover control of one’s emotions

make oneself useful in useful British & World English

Do something that is of some value or benefit to someone

keep something to oneself in keep British & World English

Refuse to disclose or share something

have something to oneself in have British & World English

Be able to use, occupy, or enjoy something without having to share it with anyone else


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