from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of inflicting pain on one's self; pain inflicted on one's self.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pain or torture inflicted on one's self: as, the self-torture of the heathen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. self-imposed distress
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We overeat for a reason, and the reason, believe it or not, isn't self-torture.
Normally, when I try to get myself psyched up for the kind of self-torture CrossFit requires, I use the "Judgment Night" soundtrack.
Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press A Sufi Kalandar, or a wandering ascetic, performed an act of self-torture during the annual Urs festival at the shrine of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti in the western Indian city of Ajmer, June 9.
It also helps explain why I continue the (sometimes) self-torture of watching them. lol foodlover said:
My mental self-torture was interrupted when my cousin Will stuck his grizzled brown head through my office door.
All of which culminates in self-recrimination until we wake-up, smell the coffee and give self-torture up for Lent.
He began to overeat, she tells me, as a way of "solace and self-torture".
We'll see you next Sunday, for more of this self-torture and strenuous exercise.
During the crisis of these last months I have satisfied my ambition by delivering the children to school—consistently twenty minutes late—retiring to a diner where I read three newspapers over a breakfast of sausage and bacon, two eggs any style, and buttered rye toast, all the while discovering new avenues of self-torture.
After the second and third bites, they became exercises in self-torture and guilt, like cutting myself with a knife, hurling myself into walls.