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 ?
And yet, while my heart cried aloud in spite of me, and my nerves relieved themselves in this unpremeditated ebullition, I was all the time watching its effect as closely as though no word of it had been sincere.
The strokes of the paddles grew more measured and regular, while they who plied them continued their labor, after the close and deadly chase from which they had just relieved themselves, with as much coolness as though their speed had been tried in sport, rather than under such pressing, nay, almost desperate, circumstances.
For a long time he wanted to; but presently nature and an outraged stomach relieved themselves in their own therapeutic manner, the ape-man broke into a violent perspiration and then fell into a normal and untroubled sleep which persisted well into the afternoon.
Kearney said:"There are a few players we had talked to who have relieved themselves from their contract but they don't want to sign a contract with someone straight away.
Before adopting Muggle plumbing methods in the eighteenth century, witches and wizards simply relieved themselves wherever they stood, and vanished the evidence.
Summary: 'Witches and wizards simply relieved themselves wherever they stood'
Many subjects relieved themselves in corners and courtyards.
The owners actually watched while their dogs relieved themselves and didn't even try to move their dog away or even bother to apologise.
Richards has also claimed in her letter that the four-year-old twins, Bob and Max, have even broken into their baby sister's room and relieved themselves in her tub, before flinging their feces all over her bathroom.
Among the eight swimmers who participated in the 400-meter race won by Lochte, it's probably safe to assume that two of the athletes relieved themselves. One might have been Lochte (who admitted his habit in general, but denied it during races in particular) and a disgruntled swimmer who fell behind early in the race.
A neighbour, who is a bus driver, told me that on Saturday and Sunday morning the city centre stinks like an open sewer, as weekend revellers have relieved themselves in the side streets, including Fore Street, Cherry Street, Needless Alley, Union Passage and Temple Row.
It was embarrassing to see large numbers of girls and ladies squatting in shop doorways where they could not easily be seen as they relieved themselves on the pavement.
The "potty break" caused quite a disruption in class as the boys relieved themselves in an alcove in the back of the room.
A VOYEUR who filmed women as they relieved themselves in bushes at the start of the Great North Run escaped being jailed yesterday.
The camp where they cooked on a fire pit and relieved themselves was declared a safety and health hazard.