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self-de·struct

(sĕlf′dĭ-strŭkt′)
n.
A mechanism for causing a device to destroy itself.
intr.v. self-de·struct·ed, self-de·struct·ing, self-de·structs
To destroy oneself or itself: "died at 28, wasted from years of self-destructing on drugs" (Jack Kroll).

[Back-formation from self-destruction.]

self-destruct

vb
1. (intr) to explode or disintegrate automatically as a result of pre-programming: the missile self-destructed.
2. to destroy oneself, one's reputation, etc, through one's habits or actions: I totally self-destructed with drugs.
n
(as modifier): hit the self-destruct button.

self′-destruct′



v.i.
1. to destroy itself or oneself.
adj.
2. causing something to self-destruct.
[1965–70, Amer.]

self-destruct


Past participle: self-destructed
Gerund: self-destructing

Imperative
self-destruct
self-destruct
Present
I self-destruct
you self-destruct
he/she/it self-destructs
we self-destruct
you self-destruct
they self-destruct
Preterite
I self-destructed
you self-destructed
he/she/it self-destructed
we self-destructed
you self-destructed
they self-destructed
Present Continuous
I am self-destructing
you are self-destructing
he/she/it is self-destructing
we are self-destructing
you are self-destructing
they are self-destructing
Present Perfect
I have self-destructed
you have self-destructed
he/she/it has self-destructed
we have self-destructed
you have self-destructed
they have self-destructed
Past Continuous
I was self-destructing
you were self-destructing
he/she/it was self-destructing
we were self-destructing
you were self-destructing
they were self-destructing
Past Perfect
I had self-destructed
you had self-destructed
he/she/it had self-destructed
we had self-destructed
you had self-destructed
they had self-destructed
Future
I will self-destruct
you will self-destruct
he/she/it will self-destruct
we will self-destruct
you will self-destruct
they will self-destruct
Future Perfect
I will have self-destructed
you will have self-destructed
he/she/it will have self-destructed
we will have self-destructed
you will have self-destructed
they will have self-destructed
Future Continuous
I will be self-destructing
you will be self-destructing
he/she/it will be self-destructing
we will be self-destructing
you will be self-destructing
they will be self-destructing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been self-destructing
you have been self-destructing
he/she/it has been self-destructing
we have been self-destructing
you have been self-destructing
they have been self-destructing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been self-destructing
you will have been self-destructing
he/she/it will have been self-destructing
we will have been self-destructing
you will have been self-destructing
they will have been self-destructing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been self-destructing
you had been self-destructing
he/she/it had been self-destructing
we had been self-destructing
you had been self-destructing
they had been self-destructing
Conditional
I would self-destruct
you would self-destruct
he/she/it would self-destruct
we would self-destruct
you would self-destruct
they would self-destruct
Past Conditional
I would have self-destructed
you would have self-destructed
he/she/it would have self-destructed
we would have self-destructed
you would have self-destructed
they would have self-destructed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.self-destruct - do away with oneself or itself; "The machine will self-destruct if you tamper with it"
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"
Translations

self-destruct

[ˌselfdɪsˈtrʌkt] VIautodestruirse
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