rid

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verb \ˈrid\

Definition of rid

rid

also

ridded

;

ridding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  save, rescue

  3. 2 :  to make free :  relieve, disencumber <rid the complexion of blemishes> <be rid of worries> <get rid of that junk>

Examples of rid in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology 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



RID Defined for Kids

rid

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verb \ˈrid\

Definition of rid for Students

rid

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ridded

ridding

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



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