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get rid of (someone or something)

To discard, eliminate, or become free from something or someone. We finally got rid of your younger brother, he's so annoying! Would you please get rid of that filthy couch already?
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rid out

(chiefly Midwestern United States) To clean, empty, or clear out (something or some space). Primarily heard in US. You've got to learn to rid out some of these negative thoughts you've been having, and make room for some positive emotions. I'll be spending this weekend ridding out the garage.
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rid up

(chiefly Midwestern United States) To clean or tidy up; to empty or clear out (something or some space). Primarily heard in US. When we were growing up, we were all expected to help rid up after each meal. I'll be spending this weekend ridding up the garage.
See also: rid, up

be rid of

To separate oneself from something or someone else. I'm so glad to be rid of that project. It had so many parts and felt like a burden for weeks! Thank God we're finally rid of our houseguests and can go back to living our normal lives!
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*rid of someone or something

free of someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I'm trying to get rid of Mr. Smith. He's bothering me. I'll be happy when I get rid of my old car.
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rid (oneself or something) of (someone or something)

to free oneself or something of someone or something; to deliver oneself or something from someone or something. The boys were not clever enough to rid themselves of Tom's little sister. Will we ever be able to rid this house of spiders?
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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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rid of

v.
1. To make someone or something become free of something else: The peace movement hoped to rid the world of violence. I was finally able to rid myself of all financial worries. I can't seem to get rid of this cold.
2. To throw out something; dispose of something. Used in the passive with get: I got rid of the old magazines that were cluttering up my office.
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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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The growth of RIDS reflects the demand financial institutions are seeing from their lockbox clients to reduce "information float" and streamline costly payment exceptions.
Leveraging the combined power of color imaging and the Internet, RIDS is uniquely positioned to help lockbox providers finally get out of the paper business -- improving their operations and quality as well as their clients' bottom line," commented Bob Kirk, VICOR Chief Operating Officer.
Based on extensive industry research, VICOR has tailored RIDS to meet the needs of banks processing medium monthly wholesale lockbox payment volume, while preserving the ability for full scalability and greater functionality over time.
RIDS improves the business case for VICOR's sophisticated receivables platform enabling mid-tier banks to move beyond transaction processing and, by improving quality and reducing 'information float,' enhance their corporate relationships.
VICOR's flagship product, called RIDS (Receivables Information Delivery System), is the first payment processing and cash management platform to offer full color images and intra-day delivery of receivables data via the Internet and other publishing options.
VICOR has significant expertise in the areas of working capital cycle management and payment technology, and its product, RIDS, is the leading image-enabled Receivables Processing solution in the market.
As Bob Kirk, Vice President of Marketing stated, "Regardless of which current legacy image capture system a bank currently utilizes, VICOR can very quickly install the RIDS Publishing system that will allow that bank to seamlessly provide a full suite of image products, without having to undertake the sometimes long conversion process.
If the problem cannot be corrected automatically, RID logs the incident, creating a package of configuration and diagnostic data.
Among the tasks that RID can perform are: identify/fix missing or damaged software components; identify/replace out-of-date software components; identify/fix configuration errors; identify hardware and applications conflicts; install new applications; remotely execute detailed system diagnostics, assign a case number to each incident; store detailed diagnostic history on the host for subsequent use by tech support; provide backups and audit trails of changes to the user's computer.
RID can resolve many routine incidents without technical support involvement.
RID can significantly reduce customer support costs as well as ensure client satisfaction through automation.
RID provides automatic compilation of a historical database for all incidents.
In addition to providing technical support, RID can perform other functions including:
Additionally, RID can integrate with other systems in the client's technical support department.