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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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