get rid of

Definition of get rid of

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

  1. :  save, rescue

    :  to make free :  relieve, disencumber


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