verb (used with object), rid or rid·ded, rid·ding.
Origin of rid1
Related formsrid·der, noun
British Dictionary definitions for get rid of
verb rids, ridding, rid or ridded (tr)
Derived Formsridder, noun
Word Origin for rid
Idioms and Phrases with get rid of (1 of 2)
get rid of
Also, be rid of. Eliminate, discard, or free oneself from. For example, It's time we got rid of these old newspapers, or He kept calling for months, but now we're finally rid of him. The first expression dates from the mid-1600s, the second from the 1400s. Also see get out of, def. 5.
Idioms and Phrases with get rid of (2 of 2)
see get rid of.