rid

verb \ ˈrid \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of rid

rid also ridded; ridding
transitive verb
1 archaic : save, rescue
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

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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



RID Defined for Kids

rid

verb \ ˈrid \

Definition of rid for Students

rid also ridded; ridding
: to free from something : relieve
  • A shampoo rid the dog of fleas.


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