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rid

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rid

  1. to set (a person or thing) free of something that encumbers <worked two jobs to rid himself of debt> Synonyms clear, disburden, disencumber, divest, free, relieve, unburden Related Words discharge, emancipate, enfranchise, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter; bail (out), deliver, redeem, rescue; disengage, disentangle, extricate Near Antonyms bog (down), fetter, hamper, restrain, shackle, subject, weigh down, weight (down) Antonyms burden, encumber, saddle




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