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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishyourselfyour‧self /jɔːˈself $ jɔːr-/ ●●● S1 W2 pronoun [reflexive form of ‘you’] (plural yourselves /-ˈselvz/)  1 XXused when talking to someone to show that they are affected by their own action Look at yourself in the mirror. Come and warm yourselves by the fire. Have you hurt yourself? Go and buy yourself an ice cream.2 a) used to emphasize ‘you’ If you don’t trust me, you’d better go yourself. You yourselves are the guilty ones. It must be true. You told me so yourself. b) used after ‘like’, ‘as’, or ‘except’ instead of ‘you’, especially to make what you are saying seem more formal or important Most of our customers are people like yourself.3 (all) by yourself4 not seem/be/feel yourself5 have something (all) to yourself do-it-yourself, → keep something to yourself at keep to, → keep yourself to yourself at keep to
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yourselfIf you want something done right, you'd better do it yourself.It must be true - you told me so yourself.You can make yourself a cup of coffee.You'll hurt yourself if you're not careful.This is the perfect suit for a businessman such as yourself, sir.
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