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English definition of “relieve sb of sth”

relieve sb of sth

(TAKE) phrasal verb with relieve     /rɪˈliːv/ verb
C2 formal to take from a person something that they are carrying, in a helpful or polite way: May I relieve you of that heavy bag?Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things humorous to steal something from someone: The pickpocket delicately relieved him of his wallet.Stealing
(Definition of relieve sb of sth (TAKE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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