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English definition of “rid”

rid

adjective
 
 
/rɪd/
get rid of sth B1 to throw something away or give something to someone because you do not want it now: We must get rid of some of those old books.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere B2 to end something unpleasant: I can't seem to get rid of this headache.Causing something to endComing to an end
get rid of sb to make someone leave: She was useless at her job so we had to get rid of her.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
be rid of sb/sth to be without someone or something that you do not like or want: I'd do anything to be rid of him.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
(Definition of rid from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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