1 rid of. deliver from, relieve of, free from or of, rescue, save:
What can we do to rid ourselves of that appalling smell?
2 be or get rid of. banish, exile, eject, expel, dispose of, throw out or away, eliminate, dispense with; refuse, reject, dismiss, shrug off:
If she had wanted to be rid of him, she would have divorced him long ago. I am having a spot of bother trying to get rid of my old car: nobody wants to buy it.