from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mechanism for causing a device to destroy itself.
- intransitive v. To destroy oneself or itself: "died at 28, wasted from years of self-destructing on drugs” ( Jack Kroll).
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- v. To destroy oneself.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. do away with oneself or itself
Bonjean said Romney clearly wants to let Perry "walk out on his own plank with his own saw" -- in other words, self-destruct.
I watched one remarkable president, Lyndon Johnson, self-destruct because he could not level with the American people about a war he was waging in their name.
The distinction between "celebrity" and "star" was quite different in those days, and while there have always been actors who self-destruct, watching it happen today seems to have become almost a blood sport.
Maybe s/he will be so nutty, so unreasonable, so vile, that, assuming you're not equally horrible justifying a "plague on both your houses" mentality by the judge, s/he will self-destruct.
A siren blared through the halls, indicating that the self-destruct had been initiated.
Cuomo has mostly been able to kickback and watch Paladino's campaign self-destruct.
Obama, with his characteristic tone of bridge-building and moderation, may hope the gods will smile on him and the Republican Party will self-destruct while he holds the reasonable high ground.
Eventually he will self-destruct, but how much damage will be done is the underlying issue.
Democrats are great you can just sit back and watch them self-destruct ......
After this period of self-destruct, a public option can be introduced and the treacherous Republicans will have nothing to cry about.