Rid

Definition of Rid

imp. & p. 1.imp. & p. p. of Ride, v. i.
He rid to the end of the village, where he alighted.
- Thackeray.
v. t.1.To save; to rescue; to deliver; - with out of.
[imp. & p. p. Rid or Ridded; p. pr. & vb. n. Ridding.]
Deliver the poor and needy; rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
- Ps. lxxxii. 4.
2.To free; to clear; to disencumber; - followed by of.
In never ridded myself of an overmastering and brooding sense of some great calamity traveling toward me.
- De Quincey.
3.To drive away; to remove by effort or violence; to make away with; to destroy.
I will red evil beasts out of the land.
- Lev. xxvi. 6.
Death's men, you have rid this sweet young prince!
- Shak.
4.To get over; to dispose of; to dispatch; to finish.
Mirth will make us rid ground faster than if thieves were at our tails.
- J. 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.

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