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Synonyms for rid

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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Danglars lost five hundred thousand francs; but he rid himself of all his Spanish shares.
I have just discovered how a gardener may get rid of the dormice that eat his peaches.
The king was sorry that for the sake of one he should lose all his faithful servants, wished that he had never set eyes on the tailor, and would willingly have been rid of him again.
I might get rid of Ladislaw up to a certain point--take away the `Pioneer' from him, and that sort of thing; but I couldn't send him out of the country if he didn't choose to go--didn't choose, you know.
If we can get rid of these curses of the sea," he said, settling down at last to his bacon and eggs, "and get those Germans to come out, the war will be over months before any one expected.
The fancy was one," he remarked coldly, "which I think you had better get rid of.
Go on deck, sir,' says he; 'get rid of the soup, and then come back to the cabin.
said the Hedgehog; "do you not want to be rid of them?
According to its capitalist system of industry, it has an unconsumed surplus that must be got rid of, and that must be got rid of abroad.
I ask your pardon, sir," says Thwackum: "it is no such slight matter for a man of my character to be thus injuriously treated, and buffeted by a boy, only because I would have done my duty, in endeavouring to detect and bring to justice a wanton harlot; but, indeed, the principal fault lies in Mr Allworthy and yourself; for if you put the laws in execution, as you ought to do, you will soon rid the country of these vermin.
But they want to be rid of life; what care they if they bind others still faster with their chains and gifts
It was particularly delightful to him to have got rid of the hostility he had been feeling towards Vassenka Veslovsky at home, and to feel instead the most friendly disposition to him.
Time and the society of a great number of men of different ranks and natures had rid him of the outer symbol of this type of mind, which is shyness, but it had left him still unconvinced that he amounted to anything very much as an individual.
Mrs General's communication of this idea to her clerical and commissariat connection was so warmly applauded that, but for the lady's undoubted merit, it might have appeared as though they wanted to get rid of her.
If I don't get rid of you this way, I'll try another, and chop you over the fingers with the stretcher, or take a pick at your head with the boat-hook.