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verb [transitive] relieve pronunciation in American English /rɪˈliv/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrelieve
he/she/itrelieves
present participlerelieving
past tenserelieved
past participlerelieved
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  1. 2
    to replace someone when they finish work

    The night guards arrived to relieve the daytime crew.

  2. 3
    formal to free a castle or a town that has been surrounded by enemy forces
  3. 4
    to make a situation less boring

    Reading helped to relieve the boredom while he was ill.

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