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rid sb/sth of sth/sb

verb uk phrasal verb with rid   /rɪd/ (present participle ridding, past tense and past participle rid or ridded) us  
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.
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