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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Political opinion surveys are all based on a statistical interpretation of the '10,000-man rule.' That is, when you are alone relieving yourself in the comfort room at the mall, 10,000 other men and women are doing exactly what you are doing at exactly the same time.
However, for the often sole female, urination meant breaking away from the file, finding a private location away from curious eyes, unbuckling and dropping your 70-pound rucksack strategically near a strong looking tree trunk, visually clearing the target area for possible poison oak and ivy (very important in Ontario!), undressing, exposing and then relieving yourself. After redressing, you return to the rucksack for the "turtle" manoeuvre in order to replace your backpack solo.
There is a time and place for everything and relieving yourself on live TV is just not one of them.
You are consciously (or unconsciously) still defending whatever you did while relieving yourself of any actual blame.
And, I guessed, that meant washing your hands after relieving yourself.
It's all about relieving yourself of pressure because let's face it, people have enough to do at this time of year without having to worry about what presents to buy."
It's ideal for cleanup after relieving yourself in the woods or field dressing animals and helps limit exposure to diseases that can be transferred to humans from animals like hogs.
And don't even mention the candiru - tiny little parasitic fish who, should you innocently start relieving yourself in some nearby stream, swim up your jet of urine and embed themselves inside your old chap before drinking your blood.
WHEN YOU LOOK different, the simple act of relieving yourself can have terrifying complications.
As moods go, this one makes you think twice about relieving yourself: Two guys stoned out of their mind sit in front of a TV in a small room that can only be described as early "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"; next to them, a man wearing nothing but gray skivvies, some seemingly self-inflicted tattoos and a Cheese Doodle dangling from his beard stumbles about before succumbing to gravity and what appears to be an overdose of blue, pink and yellow pills that are the only neatly arranged objets in the room.
By relieving yourself of this fear of disappointment, you will open up your world to new opportunities and experiences.
Relieving yourself in broad daylight in Fenwicks - pounds 220.
There's a problem here, a problem with making an idol out of economies and numbers and relieving yourself of the obligation to include the human factor.
These method has been used since the 1970s and remains one of the most straightforward methods of relieving yourself in space.