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Definition of rid of phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

rid of

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

rid somebody/something of somebody/something

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to remove something that is causing a problem from a place, group, etc. We will need to take further measures to rid our streets of crime.
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