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get rid of something or someone

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Synonyms for rid

to free from or cast out something objectionable or undesirable

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The man had repeated this remark to his mistress who, not being able to keep the bird, took this means of getting rid of it.
I took uneasiness with me, and there was no getting rid of it till I was in Mansfield again.
Thoroughly understanding the character of this Indian, the old man lost no time in getting rid of him also.
Mr Flintwinch taking kindly to the idea of getting rid of him, and his mother being indifferent, beyond considerations of saving, to most domestic arrangements that were not bounded by the walls of her own chamber, he easily carried this point without new offence.
Though he had been the most insistent on getting rid of Luzhin, he seemed now the least concerned at what had happened.
There was a dignified conclusiveness--not to add a grand convenience--in this way of getting rid of disagreeables which had done much towards establishing Mr Podsnap in his lofty place in Mr Podsnap's satisfaction.
And the Company billeted him on Lord Howe, because, next to getting rid of him, it was the most out-of-the-way place to be found.
They aid our dealing and conversation as a railway aids travelling, by getting rid of all avoidable obstructions of the road and leaving nothing to be conquered but pure space.
My chief crux to-night was getting rid of the hansom that brought me back.
I merely took the opportunity of revising my toilet, and getting rid of that rather distinctive overcoat, which I shall call for now.
She promises him then not to go there again, but two days afterwards the hope of getting rid of those dreadful neighbors was too strong for her, and she made another attempt, taking down with her the photograph which had probably been demanded from her.
There were a myriad devices for catching dust, and only a few devices for getting rid of it.
I may perhaps be allowed to express my wonder at this action of the police being delayed for two full days during which, of course, I could have annihilated everything compromising by burning it--let us say--and getting rid of the very ashes, for that matter.
He stated generally that there were some young gentlemen very clever in inventing new ways of getting rid of their time and their money.
When D'Artagnan returned, he found Fouquet in the same position; the worthy musketeer had not the slightest doubt that Fouquet, having given his word, would not even think of failing to keep it, but he had thought it most likely that Fouquet would turn his (D'Artagnan's) absence to the best advantage in getting rid of all the papers, memorandums, and contracts, which might possibly render his position, which was even now serious enough, more dangerous than ever.