rid

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[ rid ]
/ rɪd /

verb (used with object), rid or rid·ded, rid·ding.

to clear, disencumber, or free of something objectionable (usually followed by of): I want to rid the house of mice. In my opinion, you'd be wise to rid yourself of the smoking habit.
to relieve or disembarrass (usually followed by of): to rid the mind of doubt.
Archaic. to deliver or rescue: to rid them out of bondage; to rid him from his enemies.

Idioms for rid

    be rid of, to be free of or no longer encumbered by: to be rid of obligations.
    get rid of, to eliminate or discard: It's time we got rid of this trash.

Origin of rid

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1150–1200; Middle English ridden (v.), Old English (ge)ryddan to clear (land); cognate with Old Norse rythja to clear, empty

OTHER WORDS FROM rid

rid·der, noun

Definition for rids (2 of 2)

rid2
[ rid ]
/ rɪd /

verb Archaic.

a simple past tense and past participle of ride.
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British Dictionary definitions for rids

rid
/ (rɪd) /

verb rids, ridding, rid or ridded (tr)

(foll by of) to relieve or deliver from something disagreeable or undesirable; make free (of)to rid a house of mice
get rid of to relieve or free oneself of (something or someone unpleasant or undesirable)

Derived forms of rid

ridder, noun

Word Origin for rid

C13 (meaning: to clear land): from Old Norse rythja; related to Old High German riutan to clear land
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Idioms and Phrases with rids

rid

see get rid of.

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