Meaning of “self-destruct” in the English Dictionary

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self-destructverb [ I ]

uk /ˌself.dɪˈstrʌkt/ us /ˌself.dɪˈstrʌkt/
noun [ U ] uk /ˌself.dɪˈstrʌk.ʃən/ us /ˌself.dɪˈstrʌk.ʃən/

Barrymore was a wonderful actor bent on self-destruction.
adjective uk /ˌself.dɪˈstrʌk.tɪv/ us /ˌself.dɪˈstrʌk.tɪv/

He is rebellious, aggressive and at times self-destructive.

(Definition of “self-destruct” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)