By sacrificing Naida, he rids himself of a source of contention amongst the ape-men.
For so this doth, and rids way (as we call it) as fast as a man can run.
Nothing can be better for the natives than their rum, because it kills them quickly, and so rids the earth of a pestilent race.
This rids us of one hypothesis: the sense of direction is not exercised by the antennae.
Bonne journe fait qui de fol se dlivre—He 45 who rids himself of a fool does a good day's work.
All roight, sor; th' b'ys 'll soon mak' it loively for th' rids.
Sure, they be fires to sthart, fuel to chop, and some protiction to be made aginst an attack av the rids.
He flies far inland, following the plough, and he then rids the land of many a harmful grub.
He rids the country of foreigners and takes the heads of those that helped him.
This method not only frees the flowers but it rids them of undue accumulations of the syrup.
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.