get rid of

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Definition of get rid of

: to do something so as to no longer have or be affected or bothered by (something or someone that is unwanted) It's time to get rid of this old sweater. I can't seem to get rid of this cold. He stayed on talking and talking. She finally got rid of him by saying she had to make dinner.
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“Get rid of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20rid%20of. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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