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    Default self up

    He's tried to self up.

    Does it mean he tried to kill himself?

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    Default Re: self up

    Are you sure you have that quoted exactly right?
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    Default Re: self up

    No I am not sure.
    I've "heard" it from an American movie.
    A guy took a lot of pills so as to make a suicide.
    I think, another one reported that he had taken a lot of pills by saying "He tried to self up".

    It might mean that he tried to help himself for ever. I mean to kill himself so as not to suffer any more.
    Anyway "phrasal verb self up" doesn't sound too bad to my learner ear.

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    Default Re: self up

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    No I am not sure.
    I've "heard" it from an American movie.
    A guy took a lot of pills so as to make a suicide.
    I think, another one reported that he had taken a lot of pills by saying "He tried to self up".

    It might mean that he tried to help himself for ever. I mean to kill himself so as not to suffer any more.
    Anyway "phrasal verb self up" doesn't sound too bad to my learner ear.
    I have never heard "to self up". I can't imagine what it means.

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    Default Re: self up

    Me neither.
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    Default Re: self up

    My best guess is that you misheard the phrase "self-harm".

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    Default Re: self up

    Was there a bleeped out part? I wonder if it could have been "tried to eff himself up" and the bleep took out the eff word and the him?
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    Default Re: self up

    "He tried to off himself" is sometime used to mean "he attempted suicide".

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