yourself


yourself
pronoun plural yourselves /-'selvz/
1 the reflexive form of `you': Mind you don't hurt yourself with those scissors. | Go and buy yourself an ice-cream.
2 used as a stronger form of “you”: You yourself said he was a dead loss. | If you don't trust me you'd better go yourself.
3 not be/feel yourself informal to be slightly ill, tired, or upset: Of course I'll forgive you; I know you weren't yourself yesterday. | Are you all right? You don't seem yourself this morning.
4 (all) by yourself
a) without anyone helping you: Can you put your shoes on all by yourself, Ben?
b) with no other people with you: You can't go home by yourself in the dark.
—see alone 1
5 to yourself if you have a room, time etc to yourself, it is your own and you do not have to share it with anyone: If you got there early you had the whole beach to yourself. | It's nice to have an evening to yourself now and then.
—see also: do­it­yourself, keep sth to yourself keep 1

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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