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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"Balak po namin na magkape, binuksan ko lang yung makina para painitin sana tapos papatayin uli, umihi lang kami pagharap namin parang nagkarera na yung dalawang truck (We planned to have coffee, I just started the engine to make it heat then I will stop the engine, when we returned after relieving ourselves, we saw the two trucks alrweady running, as if racing)," Villena narrated to the Manila Bulletin.
We need to understand the concept of not getting up if we don't have to, constantly relieving ourselves by shifting our positions, lifting up and giving our buttocks a chance to have blood flow.
I am not sure what to read into this, other than the belief that we do not need to be too paranoid about relieving ourselves near our hunting area.
"My sincere hope is that at some point we'll go beyond personal gratification and realise the true value of quieting the mind, of being good to the body, of relieving ourselves of stress and of paying attention to others and recognising our inseparability from the rest of the world," Chopra told Playboy [Click to see nuggets from this page] .