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English definition of “rid sb/sth of sth/sb”

rid sb/sth of sth/sb

phrasal verb with rid     /rɪd/ verb (present participle ridding, past tense and past participle rid or ridded)
to cause someone or something to be free of an unpleasant or harmful thing or person: Our aim is to rid this government of corruption.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
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