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go to the bathroom

American English

Meaning: to urinate and/or defecate, esp. in a toilet

For example:

  • It's a long trip, so make sure you go to the bathroom before we leave.

  • You can go to the bathroom behind that tree over there.

Note: Also "go to the restroom"

Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

After going to the bathroom, most people

a. wash their hands

b. clean their teeth

c. scrub their bath

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Contributor: Matt Errey