Definition of rid :
1. imp. & p. p. of Ride, v. i.
2. of Rid
3. To drive away; to remove by effort or violence; to make away with; to destroy.
4. To free; to clear; to disencumber; - followed by of.
5. To get over; to dispose of; to dispatch; to finish.
6. To save; to rescue; to deliver; - with out of.
give up, unburden, absolve, dislodge, shake, unblock, unloosen, liberate, disburden, relieve, disencumber, exempt, unfreeze, justify, discharge, disembarrass, unloose, quit, clear, keep, free, loose, shake off, disengage, resign, throw off
relieved (part of speech: verb)
rid (part of speech: verb)
dispel, release, jettison, abandon, dismiss, let go, desert, forgo, disown, leave, relinquish, drop, shed, relegate, cancel, part with, dispose, reject, abdicate, vent, vacate, renounce, waive, forsake, discard, capitulate, disclaim, surrender
- But I will try and get rid of him for you. - "Europa's Fairy Book", Joseph Jacobs.
- He would risk anything to be rid of them. - "Christopher and Columbus", Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim.
- In the third place, the youth could not for one instant get rid of a strange, unpleasant feeling which was absolutely new to him. - "The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.