verb (used with object), rid or rid·ded, rid·ding.
Origin of rid1
Related Words for riddedunload, clear, relieve, purge, eliminate, liberate, eradicate, shed, dump, eject, expel, disembarrass, scrap, exterminate, deliver, junk, remove, abolish, fire, disabuse
Examples from the Web for ridded
Historical Examples of ridded
Emancipation has ridded the country of the reproach, but not wholly of the calamity.Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War
At the time of Theodoric also, Saint Cæsaræus ridded a house of lemurs haunting it.L-bas
J. K. Huysmans
Koupriane's police, by killing that man, ridded us of a traitor.The Secret of the Night
He is safe from me, yet if last night I had struck home, I should have ridded your country of a great and menacing danger.Mysterious Mr. Sabin
E. Phillips Oppenheim
At least it ridded him of the university and the Civil Law and American associations in beer-cellars.The Education of Henry Adams
verb rids, ridding, rid or ridded (tr)
Word Origin for rid
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.
see get rid of.