verb (used with object), rid or rid·ded, rid·ding.
Origin of rid1
Examples from the Web for ridded
Koupriane's police, by killing that man, ridded us of a traitor.The Secret of the Night|Gaston Leroux
Feeling she must have, and courage, or she would never have dared to have ridded herself of the scourge of her life.The Evil Shepherd|E. Phillips Oppenheim
The unexpected onslaught staggered the huge bully, and then began the fight that ridded the rivers of Gaspard Petrie.Connie Morgan in the Fur Country|James B. Hendryx
She had swept and ridded herself, rinsed her mouth with pure water, and now could sit to her dinner and review her plans.Rest Harrow|Maurice Hewlett
Our foot and leg-gear was ridded of the mud of many weeks, and was smeared with the newly invented blacking.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)|William Delisle Hay
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.