verb \ˈrid\
rid also rid·dedrid·ding

Definition of RID

transitive verb
archaic :  save, rescue
:  to make free :  relieve, disencumber <rid the complexion of blemishes> <be rid of worries> <get rid of that junk>

Examples of RID

  1. <worked two jobs to rid himself of debt>

Origin of RID

Middle English ridden to clear, probably from Old English *ryddan; akin to Old High German riutan to clear land, Old Norse rythja
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with RID

RIDDING Defined for Kids


verb \ˈrid\
rid also rid·dedrid·ding

Definition of RID for Kids

:  to free from something :  relieve <A shampoo rid the dog of fleas.>


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