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"itself" in British English

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itselfpronoun

uk   /ɪtˈself/  us   /ɪtˈself/
A2 used when the subject of the verb is "it" and the object is the same thing, animal, situation, or idea: The cat licked itself all over. You have to do something about the problem - it isn't just going to resolve itself.
B1 used to emphasize the subject when it is a thing, animal, situation, or idea: The shop itself (= only the shopand nothing else) started 15 years ago but the internet side of the business is new.
(all) by itself
alone or without help: The animal had been left in the house by itself for a week. A cough will usually get better by itself.
(all) to itself
for its use only: The committee kept the results of the survey to itself (= did not tell anyone), fearing a bad public reaction.

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(Definition of itself from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"itself" in American English

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itselfpronoun

 us   /ɪtˈself, ət-/
the thing or animal being spoken about; the reflexive form of it: The cat licked itself all over.
Itself can also used for emphasis: The company itself is 15 years old, but the mail order business is new. That in itself (= without considering anything else) was quite an achievement.
(Definition of itself from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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