want rid of

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of want rid of

chiefly British
:to want to no longer have or be affected or bothered by (something or someone unwanted)
  • I could tell that he wanted rid of me.

Word by Word Definitions

want play
  1. : to be needy or destitute

  2. : to have or feel need

  3. : to be necessary or needed

  1. : deficiency, lack

  2. : grave and extreme poverty that deprives one of the necessities of life

  3. : something wanted : need, desire

rid play
  1. : save, rescue

  2. : to make free : relieve, disencumber


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