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Verb (usu participle)


Ridimp. & p. p. 
     imp. & p. p. of Ride, v. i.  [1913 Webster]
    "He rid to the end of the village, where he alighted."  [1913 Webster]
Ridv. t. [OE. ridden, redden, AS. hreddan to deliver, liberate; akin to D. & LG. redden, G. retten, Dan. redde, Sw. rädda, and perhaps to Skr. rath to loosen.].
  •  To save; to rescue; to deliver; -- with out of.  [1913 Webster]
    "Deliver the poor and needy; rid them out of the hand of the wicked."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To free; to clear; to disencumber; -- followed by of.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "In never ridded myself of an overmastering and brooding sense of some great calamity traveling toward me."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To drive away; to remove by effort or violence; to make away with; to destroy.  [1913 Webster]
    "I will red evil beasts out of the land."  [1913 Webster]
    "Death's men, you have rid this sweet young prince!"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To get over; to dispose of; to dispatch; to finish.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "Mirth will make us rid ground faster than if thieves were at our tails."  [1913 Webster]
To be rid of, to be free or delivered from. -- To get rid of, to get deliverance from; to free one's self from.


Rid, (ridding; past and past part. rid or archaic ridded) (foll. by of) make (a person or place) free of something unwanted.

be (or get) rid of be freed or relieved of (something unwanted); dispose of.
ME, earlier = 'clear (land etc.)' f. ON rythja



abandon, abjure, abolish, abstract, assassinate, cast, cast aside, cast away, cast off, cast out, cede, chuck, clear, clear away, clear out, clear the decks, cut off, cut out, cut short, deep-six, deport, discard, disgorge, dispel, dispense with, dispose of, ditch, do away with, do without, drop, dump, eighty-six, eject, elide, eliminate, end, eradicate, escape, exile, expatriate, expel, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, finish, finish off, fling off, forgo, forswear, free, get along without, get clear of, get free of, get out of, get quit of, get rid of, get shut of, give away, give up, have done with, jettison, jilt, kill, kiss good-bye, liberate, liquidate, lose, make a sacrifice, make away with, murder, nip, outlaw, part with, pick out, purge, put paid to, quitclaim, recant, reject, release, relinquish, remove, render up, renounce, resign, retract, root out, root up, sacrifice, shake off, shoo, slaughter, slough, spare, strike off, strike out, surrender, swear off, take off, throw away, throw off, throw out, throw over, throw overboard, throw up, to, toss overboard, unburden, uproot, vacate, waive, weed out, yield




VB deliver, extricate, rescue, save, emancipate, redeem, ransom, bring off, bring through, tirer d'affaire, get the wheel out of the rut, snatch from the jaws of death, come to the rescue, rid, retrieve, be rid of, get rid of.

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