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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishitselfit‧self /ɪtˈself/ ●●● S1 W1 pronoun [reflexive form of ‘it’]  1 XXused to show that a thing, organization, animal, or baby that does something is affected by its own action The cat lay on the sofa, washing itself. The machine switches itself off when the process is complete. a small local enterprise that has transformed itself into a highly successful company2 IN CHARGE OFused to emphasize that you are talking about one particular thing, organization etc We’ve checked the wiring, so the problem may be the television itself.3 in/of itself4 (all) by itself5 (all) to itself6 be patience/kindness/simplicity etc itself
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itselfThe bird was looking at itself in the mirror.The tape player shuts itself off when it's done.The meeting itself was quite interesting.
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