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get rid of

verb

1 get rid of

Dispose of:
— Get rid of these old shoes!.

synonym: remove.

Roget 776: lose; incur a loss, experience a loss, meet with a loss; miss; mislay, let slip, allow to slip through the fingers; be without etc. (exempt) 777.1; forfeit.    get rid of ... show more

Roget 782: relinquish, give up, surrender, yield, cede; let go, let slip; spare, drop, resign, forego, renounce, abandon, expropriate, ... show more

Roget 672: deliver, extricate, rescue, save, emancipate, redeem, ransom; bring off, bring through; tirer d'affaire [Fr.], get the wheel out of the rut, snatch from the jaws of death, come to the rescue; rid; ... show more

Roget 750: liberate, free; set free, set clear, set at liberty; render free, emancipate, release; enfranchise, affranchise; manumit; enlarge; disband, ... show more

Roget 757: resign; give up, throw up; lay down, throw up the cards, wash one's hands of, abjure, renounce, forego, disclaim, retract; deny etc. 536.    ... show more

Dutch: afkomen, afmaken, kwijt raken, kwijtraken, ontdoen



2 get rid of

Terminate, end, or take out.

synonyms: do away with, eliminate, extinguish.

Roget 42: render simple etc. adj.; simplify.    sift, winnow, bolt, eliminate; exclude, get rid of; clear; purify etc. (clean) ... show more

Roget 297: give exit, give vent to; let out, give out, pour out, squeeze out, send out; dispatch, despatch; exhale, excern, excrete; embogue; secrete, ... show more

Roget 756: abrogate, annul, cancel; destroy etc. 162; abolish; revoke, repeal, rescind, reverse, retract, recall; abolitionize; ... show more

3 get rid of

Do away with.

synonym: abolish.

Dutch: afschaffen, opheffen


Moby thesaurus: abandon, abjure, abstract, assassinate, cast, cast aside, cast away, cast off, cast out, cede, chuck, clear, clear away, clear out, clear the decks, cut off, cut out, cut short, deep-six, deport ... show more.

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