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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.
use the bathroom
1. To go to a bathroom, restroom, or toilet in order to urinate or defecate. Primarily heard in US. Pardon me, for a moment. I have to use the bathroom. Does anyone need to use the bathroom before we hit the road? It's going to be a long drive to New Mexico!
2. euphemism To urinate or defecate, regardless of location. Primarily heard in US. A: "What took you guys so long to reach the top of the mountain?" B: "Tommy had to use the bathroom about halfway up the trail." I really wish people wouldn't let their dogs use the bathroom on our lawn.
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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.
use the bathroomand use the toilet
Euph. to urinate or defecate. May I be excused to use the bathroom? I have to use the toilet.
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!
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go to the bathroomInformal
To defecate or urinate.
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