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 yourself of somebody/something

(formal)
 
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to make yourself free from someone or something that is annoying you or causing you a problem to rid yourself of guilt He wanted to rid himself of the burden of the secret.
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