When to use get rid of?

When to use get rid of?

to remove something that you do not want any longer: I can’t wait to get rid of that ugly old couch. I got rid of some old furniture by selling/giving it to my nephew. I’ve tried everything to get rid of this cold, but it just won’t go away. He kept talking and talking. She finally got rid of him [=she finally got him to leave] by saying she had to make dinner.

Is it correct to say get rid of?

Also, be rid of. Eliminate, discard, or free oneself from. For example, It’s time we got rid of these old newspapers, or He kept calling for months, but now we’re finally rid of him. The past tense of rid is rid (obsolete) or ridded. The third-person singular simple present indicative form of rid is rids. The present participle of rid is ridding. As detailed above, ‘rid’ can be an adjective or a verb. Adjective usage: I’m glad to be rid of that stupid nickname. Verb usage: We’re trying to rid the world of poverty. ▲ (informal) Opposite of to get rid off. keep. retain. Example(s) Check the phrasal verb get rid of in a sentence: The new president want to get rid of his enemies.

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