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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'We are trying to raise a grant and very low interest funding because no one in the 21st century should have to go to a pit toilet to relieve themselves, but we still have between 4,000 and 5,000 on the island,' she lamented, stressing that it was the small things that often made a fundamental difference,' Mottley said, adding that Barbados could not go forward into the third decade with unbalanced development.
However, the sources added, one can go relieve themselves if they are serving at the same rank from another ministry.
Eastern regional commissioner Isaiah Nakoru has threatened to arrest residents who relieve themselves in the bush instead of using latrines.
Thus the public face inconvenience and are forced to relieve themselves in public places.
Our boys are not getting brides because people say that we do not have toilets in our houses and they cannot marry their daughters off to households where they are forced to go in open to relieve themselves," said Kartar of Singra-Singrahi village.
In order to motivate people to use the toilet, teams of government employees and volunteers roam villages to publicly shame those who relieve themselves in the open.
figure By ISABEL GITHAEbr A school in Igembe South in Meru county has been closed indefinitely by public health officials over lack of toilets.Igembe South health director, Ntoitha Baimirongo, closed Athimba Primary School because pupils have been forced to relieve themselves in nearby maize and miraa farms.
It's also a good idea to try and avoid bare patches of earth which are ideal places for cats to relieve themselves, so cover them with piles of twigs.
During the holy month of Ramadan, fasting provides smokers with encouraging strength and willpower to relieve themselves of this harmful habit.
Three teenagers make a sex pact to relieve themselves of their virginity on prom night, though in a twist on similar films, the students are all girls and one is same-sex curious.
As well as a place of worship, the famous church, located in the southern German city of Ulm, continues to be a popular site for men to relieve themselves, with officials warning that the acids and salts in the urine are eroding its sandstone base.
So people just go to the drain or adjoining Tilak Marg railway line or the nearby jungle to relieve themselves."
This leads to poverty and for politicians it is an extra income in the shape of flood relief fund; instead of distributing among flood victims for relief, they relieve themselves.
THE manager of a wellknown sport club for the disabled has made an impassioned plea for better facilities after players were forced to relieve themselves behind trees.
And I have no problem at all with bringing offending people who allow their pets to relieve themselves on pavements, in parks, and other public spaces to book.