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phrasal verb

relieve of

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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyrelieve of
he/she/itrelieves of
present participlerelieving of
past tenserelieved of
past participlerelieved of
  1. 2
    relieve someone of something formal to make someone leave their job, usually because they have done something wrong

    I have been relieved of my position as Artistic Director.

  2. 3
    relieve someone of something humorous to steal something from someone

    It was a clever attempt to relieve him of his fortune.

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