Meaning of “self-harm” in the English Dictionary

"self-harm" in British English

See all translations

self-harmverb [ I ]

uk /ˌselfˈhɑːm/ us /ˌselfˈhɑːrm/

to deliberately hurt yourself, for example by cutting yourself, because you have emotional problems or are mentally ill

noun [ U ] uk us

the act of self-harming

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