Definition of rid of phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rid of

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

rid somebody of somebody

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rid somebody of something

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rid something of somebody

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rid something of something

 
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(formal) to remove something that is causing a problem from a place, group, etc. Further measures will be taken to rid our streets of crime.
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