rid (someone or something) of

Definition of rid (someone or something) of

  1. :  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

  1. :  save, rescue

    :  to make free :  relieve, disencumber

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

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a trip made at another's expense

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