by itself

Definition of by itself

  1. 1 :  without being directly controlled by a person :  automatically The computer shuts off by itself if you haven't used it for a while. The sprinkler will turn on by itself.

  2. 2 :  with nothing nearby :  alone The house stood by itself at the end of the street.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  that identical one — compare it 1

    :  its normal, healthy, or sane condition

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to criticize severely

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