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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Every step which she took toward relieving herself from obligations added to her strength and expansion as an individual.
Her mother bore Tess no ill-will for leaving the housework to her single-handed efforts for so long; indeed, Joan seldom upbraided her thereon at any time, feeling but slightly the lack of Tess's assistance whilst her instinctive plan for relieving herself of her labours lay in postponing them.
On one occasion Crozier demanded a fine from a woman who was relieving herself in some bushes after a Spice Girls concert at the Etihad stadium, reports theMEN.
Summary: Woman was relieving herself when car moved forward and sandwiched her between car's front and wall
Summary: Betul (Madhya Pradesh) [India], January 1 (ANI): A woman committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district after being allegedly molested by two men, while she was relieving herself in the open.
I also learned that the husband had, on several occasions and on the advice of several well-meaning friends, resorted to spanking Silly if she was caught in the act of relieving herself in a location other than on the pad.
An anonymous Chinese Internet user has escalated tensions between Hong Kong and mainland Chinese citizens by calling on mainland parents to bring their children to Hong Kong and let them "urinate in the streets." This call to action comes after a video of a mainland Chinese toddler relieving herself on a crowded Hong Kong street went viral, creating a surprising uproar in both Hong Kong and mainland China.
"Funny," I thought, "Could have sworn the tap was broken," at which point I looked over to see a rather large woman resembling Arthur Mullard, who must have been 65 if she was a day, hitching up her skirt and relieving herself in the sink.
I was cantering down to the start at Windsor on a puller and jumped the first fence only to find Sarah Bradstock relieving herself on the landing side, much to the surprise of both of us.
The Marry The Night singer, 25, has taken to relieving herself in her dressing room wastebin.
HOLLYOAKS (C4) If Jasmine thought relieving herself of her big secret was going to put an end to her problems, she was clearly living in a dream world.
HOLLYOAKS If Jasmine, below, thought that relieving herself of her big secret was going to put an end to all her problems, she was clearly living in a dream world.
HOLLYOAKS (CHANNEL 4) IF JASMINE thought that relieving herself of her big secret was going to put an end to all her problems, she was clearly living in a dream world.
Wendy Lewis, 32, was caught on CCTV relieving herself on the cenotaph in the town before performing a sex act on a man in public.