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beat myself up

beat myself up

Date: Aug 30 2005


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I love Brad...I don’t regret any of it, and I’m not going to beat myself up about it.”
- Jennifer Aniston, in an interview with Vanity Fair, talking about her break up with Brad Pitt.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

constant worry and anger about something; get upset about something

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Have you ever been in love? Have you ever had your heart broken? If so, then you understand what Jen is talking about. When your loved one leaves, you start beating yourself up with questions like, What did I do wrong?, Is something wrong with me?, Why doesn’t he (or she) love me anymore?, How can I get him (or her) back?
In this quote, Jen is saying that she is trying to be strong. She says that she isn’t going to beat herself up by worrying about the relationship and what could have been changed.
People beat themselves up over many things. Some people beat themselves up over money and financial issues, others beat themselves up over work or school. Most of the time, people beat themselves up over things that happened in the past. It’s not very healthy to beat yourself up over these things, but worry and regret are parts of life. The best we can do is not waste too much time beating ourselves up. Life goes on.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“It’s not healthy to beat yourself up over the little things. “

“You shouldn’t beat yourself up over it. It’s in the past. It can’t be changed. “


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

make myself suffer... like being beat...
by pineappleli
qingyinyan she will not upset about the relationship with brad
by qingyinyan
to blame oneself, to be hard on oneself
by watertree
feel lost;collapse myself after the setback
by ameliabei
tuney hurt myself
by tuney
to get worried
by alexfollmann
i think this means that: blame my self and regret what i did
by meno
krislivity Beat Up - Give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression. When she said that, she was probably meaning that breaking up with Brad Pitt wasn´t a great deal and she won´t be suffering from or dwelling on it. Their relatioship is over and that´s it.
by krislivity
it means u r not going to repent over something
by lokesh_k_paliwal
kaewan When you beat yourself up, you make an offence against yourself,you offend yourself, either in attitude or in words. Nunes-BJLAPA-BA, Brazil
by kaewan
it means to hurt.
by mariacat
syl mean cant get over it because of herself. Cant have a sucessful life cos her own problem like being depressed.
by syl
made herself fell too bad about it,
by zily

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I beat myself up over little things and I want change it.

04:30 AM Jun 27 2018 |

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La Princesse de la vie


Well, regretting something that’s past is not healthy, but it’s not also a choice, but one must try their best to start over and throw it all behind their backs with the past.

07:46 PM Aug 25 2015 |

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Very Nice and I have increase one more SLANGE (i love slang) In my Vocabulary.

08:18 AM Mar 06 2008 |

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You are very beautiful!I never baet myself for i am great!

07:08 AM Mar 06 2008 |

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United Arab Emirates

What a nice words

06:33 PM Feb 28 2008 |




Digging the questions over yourself because of something bad/unconfortable had happened.

12:43 PM Feb 03 2008 |



don beat yourself up about love

03:29 AM Jan 31 2008 |




Nothing can beat myself up, no matter what happen, i will tell myself, “it’s not the end of the world”, and life goes on

05:02 AM Dec 24 2007 |



Yes, don’t beat yourself up when ur bf doesn’t want to support you.
So this, “beat oneself up” is more rude word for girls who is not married yet. They have fine future in the next step

05:34 AM Dec 13 2007 |


United Arab Emirates

can we say balme my self ?

07:41 AM Nov 10 2007 |




06:58 AM Nov 08 2007 |




I would sertanly use it myself now xD

02:20 PM Sep 20 2005 |

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