verb (used with object), rid or rid·ded, rid·ding.
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Steven Bradford, a Democrat from Gardena, told the Assembly Judiciary Committee Wednesday that there are mechanisms for getting rid of bad politicians, doctors, lawyers — but not the people with legal authority to commit force and take lives.Sacramento Report: Jones, COVID-19 and the Irony of Remote Voting|Sara Libby and Jesse Marx|August 28, 2020|Voice of San Diego
That made Carson and his colleagues wonder if getting rid of the suppressor cells could create an environment for checkpoint blockers to work better.These cells slow an immune response. Derailing them could help fight tumors|Esther Landhuis|July 10, 2020|Science News
The policy is called “Ban the Box,” and it got rid of the box that job applicants used to check to indicate that they had been in prison.
So even if you accept that rent control is a big contributor to the affordable-housing problem, getting rid of it isn’t necessarily a solution.Why Rent Control Doesn’t Work (Ep. 373 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|March 12, 2020|Freakonomics
The nuclear option got rid of the rule requiring a supermajority.Does the President Matter as Much as You Think? (Ep. 404)|Stephen J. Dubner|February 6, 2020|Freakonomics
“The Americans were a tool, used by the Safis in the Pech to rid them of their competition in the timber trade,” Zalwar Khan said.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They fought him and finally caved and shot it, but then got rid of it in the editing room.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler|Marlow Stern|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He then got rid of all the ridiculous sides of it: like the 10-day calendar, the cult of the Supreme Being, and mass guillotines.
James and NBPA head Chris Paul have already suggested that it might be time to get rid of salary constraints altogether.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling|Robert Silverman|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They decided to get rid of the compromising objects immediately.
We have not time or inclination to indulge in fanciful troubles until we have got rid of our real misfortunes.Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow|Jerome K. Jerome
He seemed quite pleased to get rid of her so easily, and placing all her confidence in Mary, she withdrew.The Miraculous Medal|Jean Marie Aladel
It was, besides, so easy to get rid of the exiles of Valencay by sending them back to the place from whence they had been brought!Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete|Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Marry, I would he would take exception, he should not want ill-usage to rid me of his trouble.A Select Collection of Old English Plays|Robert Dodsley
Russia was glad to be rid of her possessions in North America.The Great Company|Beckles Willson
British Dictionary definitions for rid
verb rids, ridding, rid or ridded (tr)
Derived forms of ridridder, noun
Word Origin for rid
Idioms and Phrases with rid
see get rid of.