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rid

adjective uk   /rɪd/ us  
be rid of sth/sb to not now have an unwanted or unpleasant task, object, or person: I didn't enjoy marking those papers and I was glad to be rid of them.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary get rid of sth B1 to remove or throw away something unwanted: That cream got rid of my skin rash. I used weedkiller to get rid of the weeds in the garden.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere B1 to sell an old or unwanted possession: Have you managed to get rid of your old Volvo yet?Selling get rid of sb C1 to send away someone annoying or to persuade them to leave: We got rid of our unwelcome guests by saying we had to go to bed.Punishing someone by sending them somewhere elseEvicting and forcing to leave
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