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relieve

US [rɪˈliv]
UK [rɪˈliːv]
  • v.减轻;缓解;缓和;接替
  • Web解除;救济;援救
Simple Present:relieves  Present Participle:relieving  Past Tense:relieved  
relieve
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v.
1.
~ sth
解除,减轻,缓和(不快或痛苦)to remove or reduce an unpleasant feeling or pain
to relieve the symptoms of a cold
减轻感冒的症状
to relieve anxiety/guilt/stress
消除焦虑╱内疚;缓解压力
Being able to tell the truth at last seemed to relieve her.
最后能够讲出真话似乎使她感到轻松。
2.
~ sth
减轻(问题的严重性);缓和;缓解to make a problem less serious
efforts to relieve poverty
缓解贫困的努力
to relieve traffic congestion
缓解交通拥堵
3.
~ sth
调剂;使有趣to make sth less boring, especially by introducing sth different
We played cards to relieve the boredom of the long wait.
长时间等待实在无聊,我们就打扑克来解闷儿。
The black and white pattern is relieved by tiny coloured flowers.
五彩缤纷的小花使得黑白图案不那么单调。
4.
~ sb
接替;给…换班to replace sb who is on duty
to relieve a sentry
换岗
You'll be relieved at six o'clock.
六点钟有人来换你的班。
5.
~ sth
将(城镇从敌人的围困中)解围to free a town, etc. from an enemy army that has surrounded it
6.
~ yourself
(去厕所的一种委婉说法)方便,解手a polite way of referring to going to the toilet
I had to relieve myself behind a bush.
我只好在树丛后面方便了一下。

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