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self-harm

verb [I] uk   /ˌselfˈhɑːm/ us    /-ˈhɑːrm/
to deliberately hurt yourself, for example by cutting yourself, because you have emotional problems or are mentally ill
self-harm
noun [U] uk   us  
the act of self-harming
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