self-harm Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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self-harmverb [I]

uk   /ˌselfˈhɑːm/  us   /-ˈhɑːrm/
to ​deliberatelyhurt yourself, for ​example by ​cutting yourself, because you have ​emotionalproblems or are ​mentallyill
noun [U] uk   us  
the ​act of self-harming
(Definition of self-harm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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