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relieve sb of sth

phrasal verb with relieve
 
 
/rɪˈliːv/ verb [T]
to help someone by taking a problem or difficult task from them so that they no longer have to deal with it: Japanese lawyer Mika Matsumoto says relieving hard-working locals of their debt burdens is her highest priority. Taking back the equipment when it is finished with relieves the customer of the cost and effort of disposal.
relieve sb of their duties/responsibilities/position, etc. to take away someone's job or official position because they are not good enough or have done something wrong: The governing body is coming under huge pressure to relieve the chairman of his duties.
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