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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He hinted that the number of cops relieved wouldn't be under 10, and the cop with highest rank is a chief inspector.
Dugan refused to give the media the list of the newly relieved personnel, saying PRO-7 recently instituted protocol to no longer release the names of relieved personnel to the public pending any investigation that may be conducted by the Philippine National Police headquarters.
Sosa relieved the 22 police officials assigned to different parts of the Cagayan Valley Region.
Carney's wife, Kathleen, said her family is relieved the charges were dismissed.
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Ventura County Superior Court Judge Robert Bradley, arrested twice in a month on suspicion of drunk driving, was abruptly relieved of his duties Tuesday and immediately re-entered an alcohol treatment program.
The doctor was relieved that Douglas could walk; that meant his side was not paralyzed.
The Citadel has suspended one male cadet and relieved three student officers of military duties pending an investigation into the allegations.