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English definition of “relieve sb of sth”

relieve sb of sth

[usually passive] (END JOB) formal phrasal verb with relieve     /rɪˈliːv/ verb
C2 to remove someone from their job or position because they have done something wrong : Following the scandal , he was relieved of his post as deputy finance minister . The committee's chairperson is to be relieved of her duties . The general was relieved of his command in 1941.Firing staff and being fired
(Definition of relieve sb of sth (END JOB) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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