rid (someone or something) of

Definition of rid (someone or something) of

:to cause (someone or something) to no longer have or be affected by (someone or something unwanted)
  • The police are trying to rid the town of drug dealers.
  • rid the garden of pests

Word by Word Definitions

rid play
  1. : save, rescue

  2. : to make free : relieve, disencumber

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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