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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.
See also: out, rid

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
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The blame for Venezuela's RIDDS must be laid on the nature of the country's regime.
Highlighting the security risks in the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, the researchers said that having hijacked the RIDDS connection, such a person might trigger commands to release medication inappropriately to harm or even kill a patient.
"We have raised security concerns in relation to RIDDS, especially in the context of medical sensor networks, because, among other reasons, a failure to do so could risk the privacy and possibly the life of a patient," the researchers say.
"The dilemma in RIDDS makes adoption of the technologies intimidating," they add.
Joanne plays Lizzie Ridd in the costume drama, which also stars Amelia Warner as Lorna, and Richard Coyle as Lorna's true love, John Ridd.
"We visit Cloud Farm, the Culm Valley, the Blackmore memorial stone erected on the book's centenary, the waterslide where John Ridd loach fished and met Lorna.