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relieve

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪˈliːv/
to take action to improve a difficult situation: If China and other Asian economies let their currencies rise, this will relieve pressure on the euro. The campaign has fallen short of its goal of relieving the burden of unsustainable debt on the poorest countries. relieve a burden/strainrelieve congestion/overcrowding Opening the route to truckers would relieve congestion on other roadways.
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