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English verb: get rid of

1. get rid of (possession) dispose of


SamplesGet rid of these old shoes!.
The company got rid of all the dead wood.


Synonymsremove


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, comb out, cull, de-aerate, deaerate, decaffeinate, decarbonate, decerebrate, dechlorinate, defat, defibrinate, degrease, deionize, delist, delocalize, deoxygenate, destain, desulfurize, desulphurize, detick, devein, discard, dispose, ditch, dump, fettle, flense, flesh, fling, kern, pith, put away, scum, slough off, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out, unbridle, unmuzzle, weed out, work off

2. get rid of (change) terminate, end, or take out


SamplesLet's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics.
Socialism extinguished these archaic customs.
Eliminate my debts.


Synonymsdo away with, eliminate, extinguish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)destroy, destruct


Narrower (hyponym)cancel out, cut, cut out, decouple, decouple, drown, except, exclude, extinguish, knock out, leave off, leave out, obliterate, omit, prune, rationalise, rationalize, snuff out, take out, wipe out

3. get rid of (social) do away with


SamplesSlavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia.


Synonymsabolish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)abrogate, cashier


Antonymsestablish, found, launch, set up









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