Pronunciation: (rid), [key]
v.t., rid or rid•ded, rid•ding.
1. to clear, disencumber, or free of something objectionable (usually fol. by of): I want to rid the house of mice. In my opinion, you'd be wise to rid yourself of the smoking habit.
2. to relieve or disembarrass (usually fol. by of): to rid the mind of doubt.
3. deliver or rescue: to rid them out of bondage; to rid him from his enemies.
4. be rid of, to be free of or no longer encumbered by: to be rid of obligations.
5. get rid of, to eliminate or discard: It's time we got rid of this trash.


Pronunciation: (rid), [key]
v. Archaic.
a pt. and pp. of ride.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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