verb (used with object), rid or rid·ded, rid·ding.
Words nearby rid
Idioms for rid
Origin of rid1
OTHER WORDS FROM ridrid·der, noun
Definition for rid (2 of 3)
Definition for rid (3 of 3)
verb (used without object), rode or (Archaic) rid; rid·den or (Archaic) rid; rid·ing.
verb (used with object), rode or (Archaic) rid; rid·den or (Archaic) rid; rid·ing.
- to sustain (a gale, storm, etc.) without damage, as while riding at anchor.
- to sustain or endure successfully.
Origin of ride
synonym study for ride
Examples from the Web for rid
“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 (1 of 2)
verb rids, ridding, rid or ridded (tr)
Derived forms of ridridder, noun
Word Origin for rid
British Dictionary definitions for rid (2 of 2)
verb rides, riding, rode or ridden
- (intr) to drive a car
- (tr) to transport (goods, farm produce, etc) by motor vehicle or cart
- to cheat, swindle, or deceive
- to take (someone) away in a car and murder him
Derived forms of rideridable or rideable, adjective
Word Origin for ride
Idioms and Phrases with rid (1 of 2)
see get rid of.
Idioms and Phrases with rid (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with ride
- ride for a fall
- ride hellbent for leather
- ride herd on
- ride high
- ride out
- ride roughshod over
- ride shotgun
- ride up
- along for the ride
- go along (for the ride)
- gravy train, ride the
- hitch a ride
- let ride
- take someone for a ride