You say you got ideas for ridding us of an “aesthetic effect” or of “style” and “movement.”
Matter is energy, remember, and you can create vibrational momentum by ridding yourself of aptly named stuff.
But ridding themselves of Johnson did not mean that Republicans got back the black vote.
William Parker is a straight-laced cop with dreams of ridding L.A of its crime and endemic corruption.
To hear Junger talk, ridding oneself of gluten can lead to an entirely new outlook on life—and a lot fewer Kleenex.
She would doubtless be thankful to escape questions, and get back to her mother—which really meant, ridding herself of Garth.
The use of the eye cup may help in ridding the eye of the body.
Everything in life looked too bright since I succeeded in ridding myself of this incubus, and, then I found you.
I should like to be the means of ridding the frontier of that villain, for he is dangerous.
Never had Mr. ridding been so warmly welcomed anywhere in his life.
c.1200, "clear (a space); set free, save," from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse ryðja (past tense ruddi, past participle ruddr) "to clear (land) of obstructions," from Proto-Germanic *reudijanan (cf. Old High German riuten, German reuten "to clear land," Old Frisian rothia "to clear," Old English -royd "clearing," common in northern place names), from PIE root *reudh- "to clear land." The general sense of "to make (something) free (of something else)" emerged by 1560s. Senses merged somewhat with Northern English, Scottish, and U.S. dialectal redd. To get rid of (something or someone) is from 1660s. Related: Ridden; ridding.