Definition of rid verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

rid

 verb
verb
NAmE//rɪd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rid
 
he / she / it rids
 
past simple rid
 
-ing form ridding
 
 
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Idioms
be rid of somebody/something(formal)
 
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to be free of someone or something that has been annoying you or that you do not want She wanted to be rid of her parents and their authority. I was glad to be rid of the car when I finally sold it.
get rid of somebody/something
 
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to make yourself free of someone or something that is annoying you or that you do not want; to throw something away Try and get rid of your visitors before I get there. The problem is getting rid of nuclear waste. I can't get rid of this headache. We got rid of all the old furniture.
Phrasal Verbsrid somebody/something of somebody/somethingrid yourself of somebody/something
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