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.
References in classic literature ?
"Heavens, Dounia," Pulcheria Alexandrovna began, as soon as they were in the street, "I really feel relieved myself at coming away--more at ease.
I have relieved myself of the pressure of trying to be someone other than who I am.
There was no toilet in the vicinity and so I relieved myself in the open," Shinde justified his action.
After I had relieved myself, I checked the flight display to find out it was time to board.
After I had relieved myself, I felt self-conscious.
I asked myself: If I had leprosy and lost mobility of my fingers and toes, lost my husband and children, looked forward to only one meal a day of beans, relieved myself in the bushes, carried water on my head from a distance for cooking and bathing, was treated as an outcast from society, was shunned by my leper community, and lost my reputation due to false rumors, would I still be able to smile and do a dance to a silent tune of gratitude?
I wonder how he/ she would react if, having relieved myself on their doorstep, I responded by shrugging my shoulders and saying: "Everyone has to do their business somewhere." With indignation, I imagine.
Everyone had to wait on the bus while I relieved myself at Burger King.
"I don't think I actually stopped, but I did slow down out of the sight of the cameras and, shall we say, relieved myself, " admitted Jones.
He said: "I know Ray has his way of doing things, but I relieved myself with stimulating banter with the other housemates and chunky chocolate bars."