relief map

relief map
noun (C) a map with the mountains and high parts shown differently from the low parts, especially by being printed in a different colour relieve /rI'li:v/ verb (T)
1 PAIN/PROBLEM to make a pain, problem, unpleasant feeling less severe: Drugs helped to relieve the pain. | Volunteers were recruited to relieve the acute labour shortage. | Adults often swear in order to relieve their feelings.
2 relieve the boredom/monotony etc to make something less dull and boring: I went for a walk to relieve the boredom of the day.
3 relieve yourself a polite expression meaning to urinate
4 REPLACE SB to replace someone when they have completed their duty or when they need a rest: The guard will be relieved at midnight.
5 A TOWN to free a town which an enemy has surrounded
relieve sb of sth phrasal verb (T)
1 formal to help someone by taking something from them, especially a job they do not want to do or something heavy that they are carrying: Jessie could relieve you of some of the chores. | A tall gentleman kindly offered to relieve her of her suitcase.
2 relieve sb of their post/duties/command etc formal to take away someone's job because they have done something wrong: After the defeat General Meyer was relieved of his command.
3 humorous to steal something from someone: A couple of guys I met in the bar relieved me of my wallet.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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