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"rid" in British English

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ridadjective

uk   /rɪd/  us   /rɪd/
be rid of sth/sb

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to not now have an ​unwanted or ​unpleasanttask, ​object, or ​person: I didn't ​enjoymarking 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 ​skinrash. I used ​weedkiller to get rid of the ​weeds in the ​garden.
B1 to ​sell an ​old or ​unwantedpossession: Have you ​managed to get rid of ​yourold Volvo ​yet?
get rid of sb
C1 to ​send away someone ​annoying or to ​persuade them to ​leave: We got rid of ​ourunwelcomeguests by saying we had to go to ​bed.
(Definition of rid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ridverb [T]

 us   /rɪd/ (past tense and past participle rid)
to ​free a ​person or ​place of something ​unwanted or ​harmful: In the ​city, it is hard to rid a ​buildingpermanently of ​pests.
(Definition of rid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rid”
in Vietnamese tống khứ…
in Spanish librar…
in Malaysian melepaskan…
in Thai ขจัด…
in French débarrasser (de)…
in German befreien…
in Indonesian membebaskan…
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