Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “rid”

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. 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. B1 to sell an old or unwanted possession: Have you managed to get rid of your old Volvo yet? 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.
(Definition of rid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of rid?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “rid” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

maiden

a girl or young woman

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More