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itselfpronoun

uk   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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