Meaning of “rid” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /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.

B2 to end something unpleasant:

I can't seem to get rid of this headache.

More examples

get rid of sb

to make someone leave:

She was useless at her job so we had to get rid of her.
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.

(Definition of “rid” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)