use the toilet

use the toilet

1. To go to a bathroom, restroom, or toilet in order to urinate or defecate. Pardon me, for a moment. I have to use the toilet. Does anyone need to use the toilet before we hit the road? It's going to be a long drive to New Mexico!
2. euphemism To urinate or defecate, regardless of location. A: "What took you guys so long to reach the top of the mountain?" B: "Tommy had to use the toilet about halfway up the trail." I really wish people wouldn't let their dogs use the toilet on our lawn.
See also: toilet, use
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