Definition of Get rid of
1. Verb. Dispose of. "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
Specialized synonyms: Cast Aside, Cast Away, Cast Out, Chuck Out, Discard, Dispose, Fling, Put Away, Throw Away, Throw Out, Toss, Toss Away, Toss Out, Slough Off, Comb Out, Weed Out, Work Off, Cull, Ditch, Dump, Unmuzzle, De-aerate, Deaerate, Decaffeinate, Decarbonate, Decerebrate, Dechlorinate, Defat, Defibrinate, Degrease, Deionize, Delist, Delocalize, Deoxygenate, Destain, Desulfurize, Desulphurize, Detick, Devein, Fettle, Flesh, Flense, Kern, Pith, Scum, Unbridle
Derivative terms: Removal
2. Verb. Terminate, end, or take out. "Eliminate my debts"
Specialized synonyms: Cancel Out, Wipe Out, Decouple, Decouple, Obliterate, Knock Out, Drown, Cut Out, Cut, Prune, Rationalise, Rationalize, Extinguish, Snuff Out, Except, Exclude, Leave Off, Leave Out, Omit, Take Out
Generic synonyms: Destroy, Destruct
Derivative terms: Elimination, Elimination, Eliminator
3. Verb. Do away with. "Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia"
Specialized synonyms: Cashier, Abrogate
Derivative terms: Abolishable, Abolishment, Abolition
Definition of Get rid of
1. Verb. (transitive) to dispose (of); to remove; to abolish; to lose ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Get Rid Of
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 ..."