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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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