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Definitions and Synonyms of get rid of | Another word for get rid of | What is get rid of?

Definition 1: terminate, end, or take out - [verb of change]

Samples where get rid of or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics
  • Socialism extinguished these archaic customs
  • eliminate my debts

Synonyms for get rid of in the sense of this definition

(get rid of is a kind of ...) do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

"The fire destroyed the house"

(... is a kind of get rid of ) prevent from being included or considered or accepted

"The bad results were excluded from the report" "Leave off the top piece"

(... is a kind of get rid of ) put an end to; kill

"The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children"

(... is a kind of get rid of ) weed out unwanted or unnecessary things

"We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"

(... is a kind of get rid of ) delete or remove

"Cut out the extra text" "cut out the newspaper article"

(... is a kind of get rid of ) get rid of as if by submerging

"She drowned her trouble in alcohol"

(... is a kind of get rid of ) eliminate

"knock out a target"

(... is a kind of get rid of ) do away with completely, without leaving a trace

(... is a kind of get rid of ) eliminate airborne shock waves from (an explosive)

(... is a kind of get rid of ) reduce or eliminate the coupling of (one circuit or part to another)

(... is a kind of get rid of ) wipe out the effect of something

"The new tax effectively cancels out my raise" "The `A' will cancel out the `C' on your record"

Definition 2: dispose of - [verb of possession]

Samples where get rid of or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Get rid of these old shoes!
  • The company got rid of all the dead wood

Synonyms for get rid of in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of get rid of ) throw or cast away

"Put away your worries"

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove (a security) from listing at a stock exchange

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove from the proper or usual locality

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove oxygen from (water)

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove stain from (a laboratory specimen) to enhance contrast

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove sulfur from

(... is a kind of get rid of ) free (a pet) of ticks

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove the dark dorsal vein of (a shrimp)

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove mold marks or sand from (a casting)

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove adhering flesh from (hides) when preparing leather manufacture

(... is a kind of get rid of ) strip the blubber or skin from (a whale or seal)

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove a portion of space between (adjacent letters)

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove the pith from (a plant)

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove the scum from

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove ions from

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove grease or oil from (a pan)

(... is a kind of get rid of ) discard as undesirable

"the candidate sloughed off his former campaign workers"

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove unwanted elements

"The company weeded out the incompetent people" "The new law weeds out the old inequities"

(... is a kind of get rid of ) cause to go away through effort or work

"work off the extra pounds you have gained over the holidays" "we must work off the debt"

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove something that has been rejected

"cull the sick members of the herd"

(... is a kind of get rid of ) sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly

"The company dumped him after many years of service" "She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man"

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove the muzzle from (a dog)

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove air or gas from

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove caffeine from (coffee)

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove carbon dioxide from

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove the cerebrum from (a human body)

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove chlorine from (water)

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove the fat from

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove fibrin from (blood)

(... is a kind of get rid of ) remove the bridle from (a horse or mule)

Samples where get rid of or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia

Synonyms for get rid of in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of get rid of ) discard or do away with

"cashier the literal sense of this word"

(... is a kind of get rid of ) revoke formally

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