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go to the bathroom

euphemism To urinate or defecate. I just need to go to the bathroom first, and then we can leave.
See also: bathroom, go
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go to the bathroom

 
1. Fig. Euph. to go into and use a restroom, bathroom, or toilet. Bill: Where is Bob? Jane: He went to the bathroom. John went to the bathroom to brush his teeth.
2. Fig. Euph. to eliminate bodily wastes. Mommy! The dog went to the bathroom on the carpet! Billy's in there going to the bathroom. Don't disturb him.
See also: bathroom, go
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

go to the bathroom

(American English) (used about people or animals) to pass liquid or solid waste material from your body: Oh, no! The dog went to the bathroom on the carpet!
See also: bathroom, go
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go to the bathroom

Informal
To defecate or urinate.
See also: bathroom, go
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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