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get rid of

Also, be rid of. Eliminate, discard, or free oneself from. For example, It's time we got rid of these old newspapers, or He kept calling for months, but now we're finally rid of him. The first expression dates from the mid-1600s, the second from the 1400s. Also see get out of, def. 5.
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get rid of

To rid oneself of (something); discard or get free of: Let's get rid of that broken chair.
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Besides physically removing them or drying up the habitat, it's pretty hard to get rid of them,'' Maxwell said.
Even as scientists investigate how the enzyme can lead to ALS, Brown expresses hope that companies will start developing and testing drugs that get rid of free radicals to see whether these therapies work against this form of ALS.
So before pumping in grease, use lubricant cleaner and MEK to get rid of old grease.
I want us to get rid of terms like must-place' teacher and the dance of the lemons' when it comes to principals.
Jackie Gilbert decided to get rid of all the clutter in her office after realizing just how the professional paraphernalia was not helping her advance in her profession or her life.
And if they no longer meet the winning criteria, get rid of them fast and find new ones that do.
Such a problem is a real anomaly to industry foresters who have spent their careers trying to get rid of alder and now find themselves suddenly faced with the cheerful prospect of being well paid to cut it for the sawmills.
The strength of those reactions implies that the immune system is still trying to get rid of H.
Mr Mugglestone, a manager at an Internet company, has also decided to get rid of his 1997 BMW M3, valued at pounds 43,000, and is thinking about replacing it with a Longbridge-built MGF.
Dont get rid of McSheffrey, you'll be doing the wrong thing by getting rid of such a good player.
If you get rid of Mardi Gras, it's tantamount to getting rid of New Orleans," he said.
Purely by intuition (rural Ireland is a very spiritual place), I found a remedy that not only helped to get rid of the loading of the insecticide but also of hot flashes as well ("Hot Flashes," Your Health, January/February 2006).