relieve (oneself)

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relieve (oneself)

euphemism To urinate or (less commonly) defecate. Tom decided to get rid of the dog after it relieved itself on his $500 rug. We'll be pulling into a rest stop soon, if anyone needs to relieve themselves.
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relieve oneself

Euph. to urinate or defecate. He stopped by the side of the road to relieve himself. She needed badly to relieve herself, but there was no bathroom in sight.
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relieve oneself

Urinate or defecate, as in The puppy relieved itself in the middle of the floor. The use of relieve for these bodily functions dates from the mid-1800s.
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relieve (oneself)

To urinate or defecate.
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According to Indian news outlet NDTV, the girl was kidnapped in a vehicle by a group of men on the evening of August 14, when she was out to relieve herself.
"She was unable to relieve herself when she went to the toilet.
The police are in the midst of tracking down a man who attempted to video record a woman while she was trying to relieve herself.
In relation to the secluded location, Judge Rodney Jameson QC told Lockwood: "You were confident enough to allow her to get out and relieve herself.
Can we blame a little girl for 'running away' from school, when she is expected not to relieve herself until she gets home, because there is no toilet in the school, or study in dark classrooms in the winter and be without fans in the summer because there is no electricity?
She seemed very ill and was covered with only a thin piece of cloth and had to relieve herself in a bucket placed near the bed.
And that would mean she has to relieve herself of the responsibilities of the barangay chair in Catalunan Grande.
KHAIRABAD, Uttar Pradesh: On an evening just a few minutes before the sun went down, Sahreen Bano, a 10-year-old girl, walked into a sugar cane field to relieve herself before going to bed.
Recently, a woman reportedly found herself in an argument with a transexual woman who used the ladies' room to relieve herself.
She was apparently going to relieve herself as the family does not have a toilet in their home.
Since they were often not allowed out of their bedroom by their mother to visit the bathroom, there were times when she was forced to relieve herself on the bedroom floor.
Before heading to the airport, be sure to exercise your dog with a long walk and allow her ample time to relieve herself before takeoff.
The bathroom scene is by far the movie's most satisfying, in that it follows a series of cartoonish vignettes in which Katherine must dash half a mile in high heels in order to relieve herself --a daily humiliation amplified by the sound of a new Pharrell track called "Runninf As vital as these scenes are, it's practically groan-inducing to watch Henson awkwardly pantomiming someone with a bladder about to burst.
Rosalie said she was at the bathroom to relieve herself as an effect of the tea she was drinking every evening.