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want rid of somebody/something

To wish to no longer be responsible for, associated with, or affected or by someone or something. Though many senators made it clear they wanted rid of the candidate before the election began, now that she has surged in popularity, those same senators are now embracing her. I really want rid of this restaurant—it's been nothing but a financial sinkhole since we bought it.
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want ˈrid of somebody/something

(British English, spoken, informal) want to be free of somebody/something that has been annoying you or that you do not want: Are you trying to say you want rid of me?
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Club staff were in fire-fighting mode yesterday, coming out strongly in defence of Mancini, following a newspaper claim that he has lost the dressing room at Eastlands with many players wanting rid of the Italian.
In his letter 24 December MT says: "I think he has got it wrong wanting rid of it.
Meanwhile, we can expect many more thousands of asylum seekers holed up at Calais to land here any day when Gordon Brown gives the green light at the insistence of the French wanting rid of them.
If the players are wanting rid of him after one game they're certainly not going to pull through for him in a crisis.
Who can blame the overwhelming majority of fans for wanting rid of them?
GOOD to see Wolves get a result at the weekend and I hope those fans wanting rid of Mick McCarthy can fade into the background again.
There are people ringing up now wanting rid of puppies they have just got but we have twice as many waiting to come in as we already have in so we need to start re-homing.
People knew they were wanting rid of them and about 80 left.
LETTERS correspondent Jon Cleaver may be right in his opinion of what to do with the airport, although I think that he is wrong in wanting rid of it.
Anyone wanting rid of a kitten could just put an advert in the paper, or take it to the Cats Protection League.
We have been wanting rid of them for so long and now something is being done about them.