rid (oneself) of

phrasal verb

rid (oneself) of; ridding (oneself) of; rids (oneself) of
: to cause (oneself) to no longer have or be affected by (someone or something unwanted)
She went to the beach to relax and rid herself of all her worries.

Examples of rid (oneself) of in a Sentence

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“Rid (oneself) of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rid%20%28oneself%29%20of. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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