(adjective, verb)


1. released from an obligation, problem, etc. (usually followed by "of")

- I’m glad to be rid of that stupid nickname.


1. relieve from

- Rid the house of pests

Similar word(s): disembarrass, free

Definition categories: possession

Sentences with rid as a verb:

- We're trying to rid the world of poverty.

- 1170, King Henry II (offhand remark) — "Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?"