Definition of Get rid of

1. Verb. Dispose of. "The company got rid of all the dead wood"

2. Verb. Terminate, end, or take out. "Eliminate my debts"

3. Verb. Do away with. "Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia"
Exact synonyms: Abolish
Specialized synonyms: Cashier, Abrogate
Derivative terms: Abolishable, Abolishment, Abolition
Antonyms: Establish

Definition of Get rid of

1. Verb. (transitive) to dispose (of); to remove; to abolish; to lose ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Get Rid Of

get out of Dodge
get out of bed on the wrong side
get out of here
get out of jail free card
get out of there
get out of town
get out while the getting's good
get outside
get outta
get outta here
get over
get over with
get real
get rid of (current term)
get rolling
get round to
get sick
get someone's back up
get someone's goat
get someone's number
get someone onto something
get something off one's chest
get something over with
get something straight
get started
get stranded
get stuck

Literary usage of Get rid of

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Documentary History of Reconstruction: Political, Military, Social by Walter Lynwood Fleming (1907)
"Desire to Get Rid of the Negro KM Klux Report, Alabama testimony, pp. 1175, 1757. Statements of (1) General SW Crawford, United States Army, and (2) Judge ..."

2. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1874)
"But something must be done without delay to get rid of a system of Patronage ... I trust that the result will be not only to get rid of it, but to bring the ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"The Court of King's Bench formerly would not hear Defendant to reduce the amount of bail: but this Court always heard Defendant attempting< to get rid of ..."

4. The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the by Robert Chambers (1832)
"A few years later, they determined to get rid of it altogether, and inserted an advertisement in the ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"They determined to get rid of Necker and of the Ministers who followed him, and probably to put an end to the National Assembly. As the dismissal of Necker ..."

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