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Definition of relieve of phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

relieve of

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    relieve somebody of something

     
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  1. 1 to help someone by taking something heavy or difficult from them Let me relieve you of some of your bags. The new assistant will relieve us of some of the paperwork.
  2. 2(informal) (ironic) to steal something from someone A boy with a knife relieved him of his wallet.
  3. 3to dismiss someone from a job, position, etc. General Beale was relieved of his command.
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