Definition of 'rid'
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The first priority must be to rid the road of diesel cars. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The capital is well rid of him. The Sun (2016)The idea that modernising the railways depends on getting rid of guards is ludicrous. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Everyone wants to get rid of him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So at some point it makes sense to get rid of it. The Sun (2016)Apple wants to rid the world of cash. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has to get rid of this guy inside three rounds. The Sun (2016)They want rid of our hooligans. The Sun (2016)We'd be well rid of the party they supported, but not of them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They were just trying to get rid of the day. The Sun (2012)In my opinion the world is well rid of him. The Sun (2008)You only get rid of it completely by reassurance. The Sun (2010)You may think you got rid of something but it can come back to bite you. The Sun (2008)Women buy moisturiser because they want to get rid of it right away. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We must therefore get rid of this turbulence. The Sun (2010)The reform is needed to get rid of the notion of the safe seat. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But from the sound of how he has changed you are well rid of him. The Sun (2011)In smaller gardens it is often a good idea to get rid of grass completely. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Just do something to get rid of that flaky skin around your nose and brows. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We want to get rid of the bureaucracy they face in the classroom. The Sun (2014)Red tape means it now takes a year to get rid of them. The Sun (2011)So they are as strong as we are that we are getting rid of corruption within the game. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Tell him that this makes you feel second best and ask him to get rid of her clothes at least. The Sun (2013)Because we get rid of England managers as a matter of meaningless habit. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Let's get rid of the place altogether. The Sun (2007)One year ago, our group decided we cannot fix this place without getting rid of the drugs. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)I actually do not have a problem with him getting rid of managers so frequently. The Sun (2013)Instead, the emboldened demonstrators will now push to rid the country of the remnants of the old regime. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I'm having to get rid of my house. The Sun (2011)It's good to move house, get rid of the baggage and move on. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They are howling for their family who got rid of them - sometimes for good reasons, sometimes for rubbish reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: rid ADJECTIVE
If you are rid of someone or something that you did not want or that caused problems for you, they are no longer with you or causing problems for you.
The family had sought a way to be rid of her and the problems she had caused them.
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