help oneself


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Verb1.help oneself - abstain from doing; always used with a negative; "I can't help myself--I have to smoke"; "She could not help watching the sad spectacle"
refrain, forbear - resist doing something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping"
Translations
تَفَضَّل! إخْدِم نَفْسَك بِنَفْسَك!لا يَستطيع أن يوقف نفسَه، لا يَتَمالَك
pomoci siposloužit sivzít si
ikke kunne lade værestjæle
szolgáld ki magad!
fá sér, ná sér íkemst ekki hjá
almakkendini alamamak

help

(help) verb
1. to do something with or for someone that he cannot do alone, or that he will find useful. Will you help me with this translation?; Will you please help me (to) translate this poem?; Can I help?; He fell down and I helped him up.
2. to play a part in something; to improve or advance. Bright posters will help to attract the public to the exhibition; Good exam results will help his chances of a job.
3. to make less bad. An aspirin will help your headache.
4. to serve (a person) in a shop. Can I help you, sir?
5. (with can(not), ~could (not)) to be able not to do something or to prevent something. He looked so funny that I couldn't help laughing; Can I help it if it rains?
noun
1. the act of helping, or the result of this. Can you give me some help?; Your digging the garden was a big help; Can I be of help to you?
2. someone or something that is useful. You're a great help to me.
3. a servant, farmworker etc. She has hired a new help.
4. (usually with no) a way of preventing something. Even if you don't want to do it, the decision has been made – there's no help for it now.
ˈhelper noun
We need several helpers for this job.
ˈhelpful adjective
a very helpful boy; You may find this book helpful.
ˈhelpfully adverb
ˈhelpfulness noun
ˈhelping noun
the amount of food one has on one's plate. a large helping of pudding.
ˈhelpless adjective
needing the help of other people; unable to do anything for oneself. A baby is almost completely helpless.
ˈhelplessly adverb
ˈhelplessness noun
help oneself
1. (with to) to give oneself or take (food etc). Help yourself to another piece of cake; `Can I have a pencil?' `Certainly – help yourself; He helped himself to (= stole) my jewellery.
2. (with cannot, ~could not) to be able to stop (oneself). I burst out laughing when he told me – I just couldn't help myself.
help out
to help (a person), usually for a short time because the person is in some difficulty. I help out in the shop from time to time; Could you help me out by looking after the baby?
References in periodicals archive ?
A way to discern the innumerable varieties will be to help oneself to the cubed mango pieces showcased on tables, and that are served to visitors in a gesture of hospitality as well as to promote the assortments.
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "Charity begins at home," and there is no better way to help oneself while doing a great service to others than by making a car donation to Goodwill.
Freedom also acknowledges an awareness of one's ability to help oneself.