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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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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 ˈrid of somebody/somethingmake yourself free of somebody/something that is annoying you or that you do not want; throw something away: Try and get rid of your visitors before I get there. ♢ I can’t get rid of this headache. ♢ We got rid of all the old furniture.
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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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