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rid

 (rĭd)
tr.v. rid or rid·ded, rid·ding, rids
To cause (someone) to be free from something; relieve or disencumber: He was finally able to rid himself of all financial worries.
Idiom:
get rid of
To rid oneself of (something); discard or get free of: Let's get rid of that broken chair.

[Middle English ridden, probably from Old Norse rydhja, to clear land.]

rid′der n.

rid

(rɪd)
vb (tr) , rids, ridding, rid or ridded
1. (foll by of) to relieve or deliver from something disagreeable or undesirable; make free (of): to rid a house of mice.
2. get rid of to relieve or free oneself of (something or someone unpleasant or undesirable)
[C13 (meaning: to clear land): from Old Norse rythja; related to Old High German riutan to clear land]
ˈridder n

rid

(rɪd)

v.t. rid rid•ded, rid•ding.
to free, disencumber, or relieve of something objectionable: to rid the house of mice; to rid the mind of doubt.
Idioms:
be or get rid of, to be or become free of.
[1150–1200; Middle English ridden (v.), Old English (ge)ryddan to clear (land), c. Old Norse rythja to clear, empty]
rid′der, n.

rid

1. 'get rid of'

Rid is usually used in the expression get rid of. If you get rid of something or someone that you do not want, you take action so that you no longer have them.

She bathed thoroughly to get rid of the last traces of make-up.
We had to get rid of the director.
2. 'rid' used as a verb

You can also use rid as a verb. If you rid a place or yourself of something unpleasant or annoying, you take action so that it no longer exists or no longer affects you. Note that the past tense and past participle of rid is rid, not 'ridded'.

We must rid the country of this wickedness.
He had rid himself of his illusions.

rid


Past participle: rid/ridded
Gerund: ridding

Imperative
rid
rid
Present
I rid
you rid
he/she/it rids
we rid
you rid
they rid
Preterite
I rid/ridded
you rid/ridded
he/she/it rid/ridded
we rid/ridded
you rid/ridded
they rid/ridded
Present Continuous
I am ridding
you are ridding
he/she/it is ridding
we are ridding
you are ridding
they are ridding
Present Perfect
I have rid/ridded
you have rid/ridded
he/she/it has rid/ridded
we have rid/ridded
you have rid/ridded
they have rid/ridded
Past Continuous
I was ridding
you were ridding
he/she/it was ridding
we were ridding
you were ridding
they were ridding
Past Perfect
I had rid/ridded
you had rid/ridded
he/she/it had rid/ridded
we had rid/ridded
you had rid/ridded
they had rid/ridded
Future
I will rid
you will rid
he/she/it will rid
we will rid
you will rid
they will rid
Future Perfect
I will have rid/ridded
you will have rid/ridded
he/she/it will have rid/ridded
we will have rid/ridded
you will have rid/ridded
they will have rid/ridded
Future Continuous
I will be ridding
you will be ridding
he/she/it will be ridding
we will be ridding
you will be ridding
they will be ridding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ridding
you have been ridding
he/she/it has been ridding
we have been ridding
you have been ridding
they have been ridding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ridding
you will have been ridding
he/she/it will have been ridding
we will have been ridding
you will have been ridding
they will have been ridding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ridding
you had been ridding
he/she/it had been ridding
we had been ridding
you had been ridding
they had been ridding
Conditional
I would rid
you would rid
he/she/it would rid
we would rid
you would rid
they would rid
Past Conditional
I would have rid/ridded
you would have rid/ridded
he/she/it would have rid/ridded
we would have rid/ridded
you would have rid/ridded
they would have rid/ridded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rid - relieve from; "Rid the house of pests"
cleanse - purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins; "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"
relieve - free from a burden, evil, or distress
smooth out, smooth - free from obstructions; "smooth the way towards peace negotiations"
clear - clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.; "clear the water before it can be drunk"
disinfest - rid of vermin; "The exterminator disinfests the house"
disembody - free from a body or physical form or reality
obviate, rid of, eliminate - do away with

rid

verb free, clear, deliver, relieve, purge, lighten, unburden, disabuse, make free, disembarrass, disencumber, disburden an attempt to rid the country of corruption
get rid of something or someone dispose of, throw away or out, dispense with, dump, remove, eliminate, expel, unload, shake off, eject, do away with, jettison, weed out, see the back of, wipe from the face of the earth, give the bum's rush to (slang) The owner needs to get rid of the car.

rid

verb
To free from or cast out something objectionable or undesirable:
Slang: shake.
Translations
يُخَلِّص
zbavit
gøre fri for
librar (de)
megszabadít
losa viî
galas nematėkeliauk sau sveikas
atbrīvot
znebiti se
-den kurtulmak

rid

[rɪd] (rid (ridded (pt, pp))) VT
to be rid of sth/sb: she was glad to be rid of himestaba contenta de haberse librado de él, estaba contenta de habérselo quitado de encima
will I never be rid of these debts?¿me libraré alguna vez de estas deudas?, ¿me quitaré algún día estas deudas de encima?
to be well rid of sbhaber hecho bien en librarse de algn
to get rid of [+ unwanted item] → deshacerse de; [+ habit] → quitarse; [+ rats, smell, waste, corruption] → eliminar; (= sell) → vender, deshacerse de
he denied helping him get rid of evidencenegó haberle ayudado a deshacerse de las pruebas
I've been trying to get rid of this headache all dayhe estado intentando quitarme esta jaqueca todo el día
you need to get rid of that excess weighttienes que eliminar todos esos kilos de más
to get rid of sblibrarse de algn; [+ tedious person] → quitarse a algn de encima (euph) (= kill) → deshacerse de algn, eliminar a algn
you won't get rid of me that easilyno te librarás or desharás de mí tan fácilmente
to rid o.s. of sth/sb I couldn't rid myself of the feeling that I was being watchedno me podía librar de la sensación de que alguien me estaba vigilando
I can't seem to rid myself of the habitno me puedo quitar la costumbre
to rid sth/sb of sth I couldn't rid my mind of these thoughtsno podía quitarme estos pensamientos de la cabeza
we want to rid the world of this diseasequeremos erradicar esta enfermedad en el mundo, queremos librar a la humanidad de esta enfermedad

rid

[ˈrɪd] [rid] [ˈrɪd] (pt, pp)
vt
to rid sb of sth → débarrasser qn de qch
to rid sth of sth → débarrasser qch de qch
to rid o.s. of sth [+ unwanted object, problem] (= get rid of) → se débarrasser de qch (= free o.s. from) [+ feeling, worry, belief] → se défaire de qch
adj
to be rid of sth/sb → être débarrassé(e) de qch/qn
to be well rid of sb → être bien débarrassé(e) de qn
to get rid of sth → se débarrasser de qch
I want to get rid of some old clothes → Je veux me débarrasser de quelques vieux vêtements.
to get rid of sb → se débarrasser de qn

rid

pret, ptp <rid or ridded>
vt to rid of (of pests, disease)befreien von; of bandits etcsäubern von; to rid oneself of somebody/somethingjdn/etw loswerden; of pests alsosich von etw befreien; of ideas, prejudice etcsich von etw lösen; to get rid of somebody/somethingjdn/etw loswerden; to be rid of somebody/somethingjdn/etw los sein; get rid of itsieh zu, dass du das loswirst; (= throw it away)schmeiß es weg (inf); you are well rid of himein Glück, dass du den los bist

rid

[rɪd] (rid or ridded (pt, pp)) vt to rid sb/sth ofsbarazzare qn/qc di, liberare qn/qc da
to get rid of sb/sth, rid o.s. of sb/sth → sbarazzarsi or liberarsi di qn/qc

rid

(rid) present participle ˈridding: past tense, past participle rid verb
(with of); to free (someone etc) from. We must try to rid the town of rats.
be/get rid of
to have removed, to remove; to free oneself from. I thought I'd never get rid of these weeds; I'm rid of my debts at last.
good riddance (ˈridəns)
I am happy to have got rid of it, him etc. I've thrown out all those old books, and good riddance (to the lot of them)!
References in classic literature ?
Beth, if you don't keep these horrid cats down cellar I'll have them drowned," exclaimed Meg angrily as she tried to get rid of the kitten which had scrambled up her back and stuck like a burr just out of reach.
Then the young inventor, shaking his shoulders as though to rid them of some weight, remarked:
They kept him in their hole and fed him for the same reason that the prairie-dogs and the brown owls house the rattlesnakes-- because they did not know how to get rid of him.
Edna was glad to be rid of her father when he finally took himself off with his wedding garments and his bridal gifts, with his padded shoulders, his Bible reading, his "toddies" and ponderous oaths.
Thus, in a new country, the woods and other objects, which in an old country would be maintained at great cost, are got rid of, simply with a view of "improving" as it is called.
said Hepzibah to herself, gulping down a very bitter emotion, and, since she could not rid herself of it, trying to drive it back into her heart.
Here, too, comes his owner, cheerful, sombre, gracious or in the sulks, accordingly as his scheme of the now accomplished voyage has been realized in merchandise that will readily be turned to gold, or has buried him under a bulk of incommodities such as nobody will care to rid him of.
What it was most impossible to get rid of was the cruel idea that, whatever I had seen, Miles and Flora saw MORE--things terrible and unguessable and that sprang from dreadful passages of intercourse in the past.
I am, sir, if it should be positively indispensable to do so; not to be got rid of, that is; which I don't take to be the fact.
As such a man, however, was not of much practical use in the ship, especially as he refused to work except when he pleased, the incredulous captain would fain have been rid of him; but apprised that that individual's intention was to land him in the first convenient port, the archangel forthwith opened all his seals and vials -- devoting the ship and all hands to unconditional perdition, in case this intention was carried out.
Those who have never had a bit in their mouths cannot think how bad it feels; a great piece of cold hard steel as thick as a man's finger to be pushed into one's mouth, between one's teeth, and over one's tongue, with the ends coming out at the corner of your mouth, and held fast there by straps over your head, under your throat, round your nose, and under your chin; so that no way in the world can you get rid of the nasty hard thing; it is very bad
Somehow or other they got rid of their guest, and then they passed a night of lamentation.