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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During her expeditions to the six other summits of the challenge, Azzam observed how local authorities often implemented tighter rules on trash and pollution compared to Everest, especially when it came to relieving oneself on the mountainside.
Nakoru said relieving oneself in the bush is backward and asked public health officers in the region to arrest anybody doing so.
The country cannot compete with the quality of public lavatories in Japan, the world leader in toilet comfort, with heated toilet seats, integrated bidet, paper liners for the seats, automatic flush, alcohol dispensers in the cubicles and even built-in sound effects to mask the sounds of relieving oneself.
One significant issue currently clogging the pipes is that the toilet-based monitor doesn't work as one is relieving oneself. Unfortunately, using the toilet for its intended purpose befouls the measurements, as well.
Because, as much as the news was shocking, relieving oneself in the kitchen was not as shocking as the discussions people were having in various groups.
For now, fans unable to obliviate this memory away are left to wonder what the wizarding etiquette for relieving oneself at Hogwarts might have been before the 18th century.
Having downsized from a large home to a small Stockholm apartment, Magnusson knows well the challenge of relieving oneself of belongings.
Their reluctance to countenance the problems of open defecation (relieving oneself in fields and around bushes) and dirty latrines is not just squeamishness about feces.
Multilayered Western clothing and development--covering open spaces with buildings and pavement--makes relieving oneself inconvenient, at least, when compared to less sophisticated conditions, so people avoid hydrating enough to require frequent visits to bathrooms.
In relieving oneself of these responsibilities there are certain tax reliefs that can be considered but around which careful tax planning should always be undertaken.
If the toilet is dirty, one tends to suppress urination or relieving oneself. Such suppressing over a period of time exposes oneself to a number of health hazards.
Bodily waste and the trauma associated with relieving oneself with a measure of privacy is a greater one in the Third.
Greg Kotis/Mark Hoffmann musical about relieving oneself.
FOLLOWING on from last year's survey into catering at football grounds, we now have the toilets league table, which informs fans which grounds offer the best facilities for relieving oneself.