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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

relieve (oneself)

To urinate or defecate.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Amina Mukami said has a running stomach and cannot hold until she relieves herself outside.
The woman was seen carrying a black bag on her right shoulder as she squats near the packaged food items and relieves herself in the middle of the floor.
Although still wrestling with her loss, she relieves herself with the thought that her son is now an angel guiding and protecting her.
After arriving in a vintage motor, she falls asleep, relieves herself in a champagne bucket and gets her shaven head tattooed at her perfume launch party in New York.
A few streets away a violent brawl erupts, drunks vomit outside takeaways and a girl relieves herself in a doorway, oblivious to the disgusted passers-by.
She even relieves herself in a tray by the door ...
She also admitted she relieves herself in public if mother nature calls, adding: "I was once weeing in the middle of a car park when the lights of a car in front of me suddenly came on." Busted.