get rid of
get rid of
- to remove something or someone
- take action, so you are no longer bothered by something
- eliminate or discard something or someone
- free yourself from someone or something
- throw something away
- He finally got rid of the door to door salesman, by saying he had to go out.
- We must get rid of this kettle and buy a new one. It’s doesn’t work anymore.
- Every January, I get rid of people in my contact list that I haven’t spoken to all year.
- It’s a good feeling to go through your wardrobe and get rid of your unwanted clothes.
- Every Tuesday, a van goes around the streets, collecting all the scrap metal that people want to get rid of.
- Hilary’s mother is so glad she got rid of her useless boyfriend and found herself a perfect gentleman.
- Mrs. Bradbury offered to make me a cup of tea, but I had to get rid of it down the sink when she wasn’t looking. It tasted disgusting.
It is an informal phrasal verb. It means to dispose of a person or thing that is useless, no longer wanted, or is broken.
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