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relieve

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪˈliːv/
FROM PAIN to make pain or a bad feeling less severe: Breathing exercises can help to relieve stress.Making things betterBecoming betterTreating and caring for people
FROM WORK to allow someone to stop working by taking their place: The 7 a.m. team arrived to relieve the night workers.Replacing and exchangingHelping and co-operating
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